Parliament’s legal affairs committee approved amnesty proposal

Armenian parliament’s legal affairs committee approved amnesty proposal
May 21, 2011 | 23:04

YEREVAN. – Armenia’s parliament committee on state and legal affairs
approved President Serzh Sargsayn’s proposal on declaring an amnesty,
Eduard Sharmazanov, spokesperson for the Republican Party, told

He also noted that the Armenian parliament will consider the proposal
during forthcoming four-day session. Sharmazanov did not rule out that
March 1 convicts may also be released under an amnesty, as president’s
initiative is aimed at creation of atmosphere of tolerance in a year
when Armenia marks 20th anniversary of its independence.

`This initiative should be considered on the background of moves aimed
at establishing political dialogue with the opposition,’ he said.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has appealed to the parliament
offering to declare an amnesty on the occasion of 20th anniversary of
Armenia’s independence.

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