Armenian opposition brings fake reasoning to suspend dialogue, says Republican MP
The opposition Armenian National Congress' (ANC) demand for releasing their jailed activist, Tigran Arakelyan, is a fake reasoning for suspending the current dialogue, a ruling party member has said, Tert.am reported.
At a news conference on Monday Tigran Arakelyan of the Republican party faction in parliament considered the young activist's recent detention right, saying that the police could not have been indifferent to what he called an unlawful action.
He said any attempt by the authorities to meet the opposition's demand would set a dangerous precedent, pushing other members of the opposition alliance to similar actions.
"Of course I hope the dialogue will continue because [the parties] mutually agreed so," he saod.
It comes after the ANC suspended its current dialogue with the authorities on Friday, saying that the process will not resumed unless Arakelyan is freed.