04 July 2022, 19:03

Opposition calls on European Union to evaluate events in Armenia

Supporters of the “Resistance” movement called on the staff of the European Union (EU) office in Yerevan to be impartial in evaluating the current political and legal situation in Armenia. Actions of protest will be long-lasting, the opposition states.

The “Caucasian Knot” has reported that starting from April 25, the Armenian opposition has been holding protest actions against Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The protestors demand not to lower the bar on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and exclude the possibility of Nagorno-Karabakh being included in Azerbaijan. At a rally held in Yerevan on July 1, the oppositionists said that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan blackmailed the Armenian society with a war so that the people did not object to new territorial concessions to Azerbaijan.

Today, the “Resistance” opposition movement has organized a protest action, at which the protestors have requested the European Union to evaluate a number of events in Armenia that damage democracy. The participants of the protest action gathered in front of the building of the Armenian Parliament, from where they went to the EU office in Yerevan. In their hands, the activists were holding photographs of oppositionists who had been arrested. They were also holding a banner with photographs of EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin and former head of the Supreme Judicial Council Gagik Djangiryan, who resigned after a scandalous record had been published.

Aram Vardevanyan, an MP from the “Hayastan” bloc, notes that certain changes will be made to the opposition's actions, they will become more institutional, but the protest actions will be long-lasting.

Aram Vardevanyan supports the resignation of Gagik Djangiryan, the former head of the Supreme Judicial Council, but doubts that with his departure, “Djangiryan’s legacy has gone with him.” “The EU should evaluate what is happening in the legal system of Armenia,” the MP from the “Hayastan” bloc stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 4, 2022 at 12:58 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan Source: CK correspondent

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