Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:43
Tatevik Shahunyan

The organization "Armenian Renaissance" and the Committee for the  Support of "Political Prisoners in Armenia" express their concern  over the unreasonable and harsh verdict of the court against Safilian  and his supporters

The organization "Armenian Renaissance" and the Committee for the  Support of "Political Prisoners in Armenia" express their concern  over the unreasonable and harsh verdict of the court against Safilian  and his supporters

ArmInfo. The organization "Armenian Renaissance" and the Committee for the Promotion of "Political Prisoners in Armenia" express their concern over the  unreasonable and harsh verdict of the court of general jurisdiction  of the RA regarding the hero of the Artsakh war Zhirayr Safilyan and  his associates accused of illegal storage and use of weapons and  ammunition.  

The organizations, in particular, stated that this judicial verdict again emphasizes the fact that the branches of power in Armenia are not differentiated and that the judiciary submits to  the executive.

The statement of the organizations emphasizes that the verdict of  Sefilyan and his supporters is another attempt to suppress the true  opposition in Armenia only because Sefilyan dared to convict  President Serzh Sargsyan of "lying" about losses during the April  war. "Serzh Sargsyan and his regime are doing their utmost to free  themselves from their political opponents in order to strengthen  their power, even if these opponents are the heroes of the Artsakh  war," the authors of the statement summarize, emphasizing the  numerous facts of violence against the accused and violations of  international norms during the trial. It should be noted that  Sefilyan was sentenced to 10.5 years of imprisonment, his  companion-in-arms Gevorg Safaryan to 5, the rest are accused of 4  years imprisonment.

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