22 August 2003, 20:32

PACE monitoring group members are dissatisfied with maltreatment of draftees in Armenian army

During their four-day visit to Armenia, the members of the PACE monitoring group Jerzy Jaskiernia and Rene Andre are to visit one of the military units in the Armavir region of Armenia to get acquainted with the situation in military units.

As the National Assembly press-cutting service informed, during their meeting with Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission for Defense, National Security, and Internal Affairs Mher Shakhgeldian, the monitoring group members had expressed their dissatisfaction with the maltreatment of draftees in Armenia, as well as with the inactivity of the police in preventing falsifications during the elections in Armenia. During the meeting the sides stressed the importance of adopting the law on alternative military service. Shakhgeldian pointed out that in September the Commission, in cooperation with the OSCE and CE, is to organize a seminar to discuss the bill on alternative military service.

Source: ARMINFO News Agency

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