ArmInfo. The United States of America calls on the government of Armenia to consistently conduct judicial reforms in accordance with the country's constitution. This is stated in the statement of the US Embassy in Armenia regarding the situation in the republic.
"The United States is committed to strengthening an independent judiciary in Armenia, which includes efforts to fight corruption and establish rule of law institutions. This requires determination, vigilance, and a long-term strategy to build transparent and accountable institutions. The people of Armenia clearly indicated that supports these changes, and we urge the government to consistently carry out the reform of the judicial system by constitutional means ", - says the response of the US Embassy to the request of Radio Azatutyun.
On the evening of May 19, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made an appeal to the citizens of the republic - on May 20 in the morning to block the entrances and exits of all 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 log in," he wrote on his Facebook page, adding that on May 20, at 12:00, he will be announced the second, most important stage of the Armenian revolution, and that he will make an important statement about the situation in the judicial system. Citizens submitted to the prime minister's call, and from early in the morning prevented the activities of the judicial authority. Today, in his address to the people, Pashinyan noted that the judicial system of Armenia needs "surgical" reforms, since it does not enjoy public confidence.
These actions of Pashinyan followed after the personal restraint of Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan and ex-President of Artsakh Arkady Ghukasyan changed the preventive measure against the second RA President Robert Kocharyan, accused of overthrowing the constitutional order. This decision caused dissatisfaction with a part of society, which demanded to influence the court with a view to revising it. In the light of the current situation in some socio-political circles of Armenia, there were accusations addressed to Saakyan that he split the Armenian society with his act.