01 March 2021, 13:46
Collection of signatures in support of Ara Sagatelyan launched in Yerevan
The signatories of the petition in support of Ara Sagatelyan, a former chief of staff of the Armenian Parliament, who was arrested within the case of fakes during the aggravation of the Karabakh conflict, treat his arrest as a political persecution.
On February 28, in Yerevan, in Bagramyan Avenue, the collection of signatures in support of Ara Sagatelyan began, the "News-Armenia" writes.
The initiators of the campaign have stated that the Sagatelyan's persecution is political in nature; and there are no legal grounds for his arrest. Artsvik Minasyan, one of the signatories, a member of the ARF "Dashnaktsutyun", has stated that the collected signatures could play a role in the consideration of the case at the court of appeal.
Earlier, the political background in Sagatelyan's case was also stated by Alexander Iskandaryan, a political analyst and Director of the Caucasus Institute. "This case is sewn with white threads," the "aysor.am" quotes him as saying.
Alexander Markarov, a political analyst, sticks to a similar opinion. He has suggested that Sagatelyan was detained because he fought against Azerbaijani propaganda.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 1, 2021 at 05:23 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.