19 September 2020, 16:43

Stepanakert protesters threaten authorities with new protests

On September 18, in Stepanakert, about 15 members of the "Moyo Pravo" (My Law) movement held a protest action, demanding from the authorities of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) to provide reliable information on the budget, distribution of national property and tax amount of major corporations.

The activists' action was held in the central Renaissance Square in Stepanakert, in front of the buildings of NKR's Parliament and President's residence. None of state officials came to meet the protesters, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

Arthur Osipyan, one of the leaders of the "Moyo Pravo" movement, who is also the chairman of the NKR's oppositional Revolutionary Party, has stated that the republic's authorities refuse to provide full information about the budget. "We sent several dozen letters to the government demanding to provide us with complete and reliable information, but our demands to [the authorities] were ignored or partially fulfilled; or they provided false information," Mr Osipyan told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

He explained that the point is in the incomes and taxes of the banking system, the mining and communications industry, the investment funds, the sectors of energy, urban planning and exports of capitals from the country. 'We want also to know about the republic's budgetary policy as a whole – about budgetary guarantees, government subsidies and interstate debt,' he added.

The activist has stated that if the NKR's authorities fail to provide the comprehensive information by 6:00 p.m. local time on September 19, activists will again go out to a protest action.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 19, 2020 at 07:29 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Alvard Grigoryan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

October 28, 2020 19:25

  • Azerbaijan reports deaths of 20 Barda residents

    20 civilians were killed and up to 60 others were injured when the city of Barda was being shelled with cluster bombs from a "Smerch" heavy multiple missile launcher, the General Prosecutor's Office of Azerbaijan reported.

October 28, 2020 19:10

  • Shushi resident killed in a shelling attack

    One person was killed and two others were injured during a shelling attack on the city of Shushi with a "Smerch" heavy multiple missile launcher, the Nagorno-Karabakh Service for Emergencies reported.

October 28, 2020 18:53

October 28, 2020 15:06

  • Chechen law enforcers refuse to investigate Tepsurkaev's disappearance

    The Department for Chechnya of the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has refused to initiate a case on the kidnapping of Salman Tepsurkaev, the moderator of the "1Adat" Telegram Channel, stating that there was no crime, the Committee against Torture (CaT) has reported today.

October 28, 2020 14:48

News archive