15 July 2009, 23:10

Journalists of Armenia call to cancel Nichol Pashinyan's arrest

A number of Armenian mass media have adopted a joint appeal to Armenian authorities asking to change the freedom restriction measure applied to Nichol Pashinyan, an activist of the opposition and editor-in-chief of the newspaper named "Aikakan Zhamanak" (Armenian Time).

The authors of the joint statement remind that on July 1 Pashinyan voluntarily appeared to law enforcement bodies and was immediately arrested.

"We cannot agree with the prejudiced approach applied to our colleague, editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Aikakan Zhamanak" and to politician Nichol Pashinyan," the media professionals write.

In their opinion, the court has failed to account that in relation of those in search the amnesty can be applied should they voluntarily come to law enforcement bodies before July 31.

"We call the authorities to change his freedom restriction measure and hold a preliminary investigation of presented charges, while Pashinyan is at large," runs the statement signed by the newspapers "Aikakan Zhamanak", "Chorord Ishkhanutyun", "Aravot", "Graparak", "168 Hours" and "Aik", Internet editions "Taregir", "А1+" and "Lragir", and other media, as well as a number of journalists' organizations, including the Yerevan Press Club, Union of Investigating Journalists", Committee in Defence of Freedom of Speech and Gyumri-based Press Club "Asparez".

Author: Lilit Ovanisyan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

June 20, 2019 15:02

June 20, 2019 14:43

  • Native of Dagestan detained in Moscow has contacted his relatives

    On June 19, Ali Aliomarov, a native of Dagestan, whose disappearance worried his relatives, told his wife that law enforcers detained him in Moscow and planned to transport him to the Stavropol Territory. The man explained that the large amount of money found at him came from the sale of his car and was not raised to finance terrorists.

June 20, 2019 14:33

June 20, 2019 11:04

  • Azerbaijani journalist Fuad Abbasov stops hunger strike

    On June 19, Fuad Abbasov, an Azerbaijani journalist, who went on a hunger strike in protest against his unjustified deprivation of freedom in the Moscow Region, explained his decision to stop his hunger strike by doctors' recommendations.

June 20, 2019 10:54

  • CoE calls on Azerbaijan to complete anti-corruption reform

    Azerbaijani authorities must exhibit the will and complete the anti-corruption reform related to the mandatory declaration of income and property by the MPs, judges and prosecutors, the Anti-Corruption Group of the Council of Europe (GRECO) has stated in its report.

News archive