ArmInfo. In connection with the call of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to block all entrances and exits to the courts, the political parties of Armenia made statements.
In particular, representatives of the previously ruling Republican Party of Armenia condemn the appeal of the Prime Minister, believing that this is the pressure and oppression of the judicial system. According to representatives of the Republican Party of Armenia, the constitutional order in the country is threatened, as well as the basis for the separation of branches of power - the executive legislative and judicial, as well as the rights of others. "Such a method will damage the justice system and the judiciary. The RPA urges citizens not to take part in the action initiated by Pashinyan, and the Government, civil society institute and public figures to join in condemning actions that could lead to the collapse of the state system," RPA representatives conclude. . In turn, representatives of the ARF "Dashnaktsutyun" party condemn the growth of hated statements in the country, and the division of society into black and white. Representatives of the party are concerned about the growth of intolerance and believe that these manifestations are an obstacle to the development of democracy and state institutions in the country. "ARF Dashnaktsutyun calls on the country's leadership and law enforcement representatives to show political will and in the shortest possible time to guarantee the unhindered activity of government structures." ARFD considers the Prime Minister's call as a step against the constitutional system and the judicial system of Armenia, considering it adventurous. We urge all political parties to contribute to the preservation of peace in the country, the judges not to succumb to this pressure, and urge the president to monitor the observance of the Constitution, " ARF representatives concluded.
Representatives of the Bright Armenia Party called on the Prime Minister "not to make a gift to Robert Kocharyan" and it is not too late to abandon his idea to block the entrances and exits of the courts. The Party notes that this is a violation of justice and the constitutional rights of citizens. Also, representatives of the party call on parliament speaker Ararat Mirzoyan to convene an extraordinary meeting tomorrow to discuss the current situation. The "Bright Armenia" party calls to refrain from any anti-constitutional steps. The statement notes that party representatives are supporters of the rule of law and the observance of constitutional order in the country. They are ready to discuss all the problems existing in the judicial system of Armenia, as well as to find legal solutions, however, they urge everyone to refrain from anti- constitutional steps that are a blow to the statehood of the country and the protection of human rights. "We urge the Prime Minister to cancel his appeal and not to impede the activities of the courts, thus not jeopardizing the country's international reputation. Moreover, we urge not to divide the society and try to solve the real deep-seated problems in the judicial system in an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual understanding ", the representatives of the Bright Armenia emphasize. In turn, representatives of the Free Democrats Party stressed that one of the guarantees of state development is independence of the judiciary. "The new government in Armenia had enough time to evaluate the work of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities in the country, and to implement structural reforms in these areas. The fact that Armenia does not have confidence in the judiciary and the law enforcement system is not new. However, no steps were taken to solve the problems in the field of justice in the country. Representatives of the Free Democrats Party urge the Armenian authorities to move from statements to effective steps towards the reform of the judicial and other branches of government. The Prime Minister's call is not a step towards reform. We are convinced that the process of forming the judiciary should take place solely by legal means, and having an absolute majority, the Prime Minister should start a social and political dialogue. Besides the legal path, all other ways are not only unacceptable, but contain a number of dangerous factors that may affect the international rating of our state and the activities of the judicial system, " the Free Democrats conclude.
To note, yesterday the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan made an appeal to the citizens of the republic to block the entrances and exits of all the courts. "From 08:30 am on May 20, we block the entrances and exits of all courts in the republic without exception, so that no one can enter," he wrote on his Facebook page, adding that tomorrow at 12:00 the second , most important stage of the Armenian revolution will start, and that he will make an important statement about the situation in the judicial system. The Defender of Human Rights, the Chamber of Lawyers, the High Council of the Judiciary and a number of political parties have already spoken against this call of the Prime Minister. The situation was also commented on by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.