ArmInfo.In Armenia, a separate plenipotentiary body will be dealing with issues of persons applying for political asylum. Corresponding amendments to the Law on Political Asylum were adopted at the sitting of the Armenian parliament on September 13.
According to the First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Vache Terteryan, the government's proposal is based on the provisions of the new Constitution of the country, according to which the right to grant political asylum from the president of the country should be transferred to the authority. The government of the republic will determine the question of which specific department will deal with this issue. In addition, the terms of consideration of applications for political asylum from 10 days are extended to 30 days, during which it will be possible to examine applications in detail. Moreover, many countries, including the European Union, issue directives to extend the time for consideration of their documents by their directives.
Ordered and provisions that relate to appealing decisions. If at present the appeal was considered by the president of the country, then after the entry into force of the document, the judicial authorities will take up this issue. Vache Terteryan also informed that currently 1.2 thousand people applied for refugee status in Armenia, 2.2 thousand people for a special status, and over 28 thousand for citizenship.
ArmInfo.One can only laugh at the "Peace platform" story, the Azerbaijani conflictologist, Candidate of historical sciences Arif Yunusov thinks. "I would laugh at this if not the horror in the Azerbaijani army and in the frontline regions against Azerbaijani citizens who are executed without any trial and investigation, only one suspicion of "spying for Armenia", he noted.
ArmInfo.The latest statement by the Armenian activist Vahan Martirosyan who asked Azerbaijan for political asylum is another stage of the Azerbaijani special services, quite predictable and expected. Such an opinion was expressed by Deputy Institute of Caucasus Sergey Minasyan in his conversation with ArmInfo correspondent, referring to Martirosyan's speech, in which he criticizes the Platform of Peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan.