Armenia’s Ombudsman May Be Forced To Resign – Larisa Alaverdyan


15:45 ~U 18.12.13

Armenia’s first Human Rights Defender (Ombudsperson) Larisa Alaverdyan
told that Armenia’s incumbent Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan may
be forced to resign.

Armenia’s Ombudsman can only be relieved of his post in a number of
exceptional cases.

“The first, most widely practiced in Armenia, is that he will be
forced to resign. Now it depends on whether he will hold his ground,”
Alaverdyan said.

“The second, they have to initiate criminal proceedings against him.

The third exceptional case is that Armenia’s Parliament can find the
grounds for discussing the issue,” she added.

In its Wednesday issue, the Chorrord Ishkhanutyun newspaper commented
on the Ombudsman’s scandalous report on the situation in Armenia’s

Alaverdyan cannot say what particular pressure may be exerted on the
Ombudsman or how Karen Andreasyan is going to resist it.

“We are going to see it. I have passed this way. Each one acts as he
or she considers it a responsibility toward society rather than the
authorities. Karen Andreasyan’s report was a long-expected one. It
contained the most accurate description,” she said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS