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February 02 2010


Concern about political prisoners in Armenia

A press release issued by the South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders on the recent indictment of Haykakan Zhamanak (“Armenian Times”) chief editor Nikol Pashinyan reads as follows:

“On January 19, the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Nork Marash districts of Yerevan, presided by Judge M. Martirosyan passed sentence on Nikol Pashinyan and convicted him to 7 years of imprisonment.


“The South Caucasus Network of Human Rights Defenders makes a request to the international community to carry out the monitoring of obligations assumed by the Armenian authorities and to exert pressure to them with a demand to stop the harsh treatment toward the citizens who struggle for democratic reforms.”

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