Goris-Kapan highway. Photo from the Armenian Ombudsman official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/Armenianombudsman/posts/1771473627906760

14 September 2021, 11:26

Setting up post by Azerbaijani law enforcers sparks protests in Armenia

An Azerbaijani post on the Goris-Kapan highway was set up in violation of international norms, Arman Tatoyan, the Armenian Ombudsperson, has stated. The opposition demanded to organize a parliamentary discussion of the situation with the participation of the director of the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia.

According to Mr Tatoyan, the police post established by the Azerbaijani party on September 9 began operating on September 11. "Video cameras record car license plates, the number of passengers, their faces, as well as drivers' faces. Thus, the collection of personal data is carried out in violation of international standards for the protection thereof," the Ombudsperson has stated.

Besides, at least four masked men armed with submachine guns and other weapons are constantly on duty at the police post, Arman Tatoyan has reported.

The Ombudsperson has recalled that the delimitation and demarcation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border has not yet been carried out; and there were no grounds for setting up the post.

The oppositional "Armenia" bloc has demanded to hold a parliamentary discussion of the situation on the Goris-Kapan highway with the participation of the NSS Director.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 14, 2021 at 04:32 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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