PACE Vice President Delivers Critical Report on Situation in Armenia
France, Strasburg, 15 April / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / The results of the supervision of presidential elections in Armenia, Russia and Serbia were discussed within the framework of the PACE spring session.
Samad Seyidov, PACE Vice President and Head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, delivered a critical report on the situation in Armenia.
"The report stated that the elections in the country were held by observing the norms and standards of the Council of Europe. Since when does the murder and arrest of people including four MPs, be considered the norms and standards of Council of Europe? Is this a new standard?" Seyidov stated.
He noted that there is a dictatorial regime in Armenia. "Similar developments took place in Georgia during the Soviet authoritarian regime. Perhaps Armenia chose to act the same way. We would like to clear up what occurred in Armenia," Seyidov stated.
According to Seyidov, the report stated that during the recent developments in Armenia 8 people died and 20 others died in hospital the next day. "Why does no-one say anything against the developments in Armenia? Why does the world, which immediately reacted to the murder of several people in Tibet, close their eyes to the situation that took place in Armenia? We should inform the world about the developments in Armenia," PACE Vice President stated.
For this purposes Seyidov proposed that urgent discussions be held.