Armenian opposition expresses its intention to take more resolute steps
"As the authorities failed to accept our proposals to release all the political prisoners and start a political dialogue, we have no other choice but taking more resolute steps in the fight for restoration of the violated democratic rights and freedoms in the country", Levon Zurabyan, a representative of the oppositional Nationwide Movement Center, said to journalists at Urbat club, reported ArmInfo.
He recalled that at the June 20 rally the first president of Armenia, leader of opposition Levon Ter- Petrosyan offered the authorities to release all the political prisoners before July 4, afterwards the
leadership of the Nationwide Movement will sit at a negotiation table to consider the ways out of the domestic political crisis. "To our good will the regime responded with the Yerevan City Hall's illegal
decision to ban the new rally, to beat young activist of opposition Narek Hovakimyan, as well as with yesterday's provocation of hooligans during the daily political strolling in the Northern Avenue. The authorities made another shameful action - they presented Ter-Petrosyan's initiative as a retreat in the political fight. The present authorities of Armenia resemble classic examples of dictator regimes in the countries of Latin America in the 60s-90s of the 20th century. Under these conditions, people have no other way out except taking more active steps", he said.
Levon Zurabyan stressed that the fight will continue within the limits of law and refused to specify the more active steps of the Nationwide Movement. "Everything will be said at rally near Matenadaran at 7 pm", he said.