Armenian National Congress: 'Elementary displays of human rights, every poster or protest action cause authorities' schizophrenia'

Armenia Materials 10 September 2008 14:14 (UTC +04:00)

The oppositional Armenian National Congress spread a statement today strongly criticizing the actions of the country's authorities.

According to the statement received by ArmInfo, 6 oppositional representatives embarked on hunger-strike the day before on the Northern Avenue demanding to set free the persons arrested on the case of March 1 events. In the evening, at about 10:00 PM, the policemen broke up by force the gathered participants in the protest action in the Northern Avenue, and those on hunger-strike were delivered to the Police department. Foreign Relations Coordinator of ANC Vladimir Karapetyan was also brought to the Police.

'The authorities passed all the bounds not only of legality and moral but also that of logic forcing the policemen to execute illegal actions. Any protest action, any poster, any display of human rights cause the authorities' schizophrenia.

Their inconsistency with the civil society is proved every day. All this testifies about the panic inside the pro-power camp which realizes its own illegitimacy and which deserved its own people's hatred', the statement of ANC says.