UN human rights chief troubled by Armenian violence
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Sunday she was "deeply troubled" by the reports of deaths and injuries in clashes between police and opposition protestors in Armenia. ( dpa )
Louise Arbour said she was also concerned at reports that force had been used against peaceful demonstrators and that opposition protestors had been detained.
Eight people were killed in violence Saturday in the capital Yereven where thousands of protestors have taken to the streets following disputed February 19 elections. A 20-day state of emergency has been declared.
Arbour called upon the authorities to exercise the utmost restraint.