Monday, August 19 2019 18:34
Ani Mshetsyan

Instructed by Arman Tatoyan Ombudsman`s office employees visit police  station

Instructed by Arman Tatoyan Ombudsman`s office employees visit police  station

ArmInfo. The Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia monitors a protest rally against the operation of the Amulsar Mine. This was reported by the press service of the Ombudsman.

According to the source, today there were 5 signals to the Human  Rights Defender's office hotline, after which, Instructed by Arman  Tatoyan, a Rapid response team visit the Arabkir police station.

The police station will hold personal conversations with the  detainees by the Rapid response team, the Ombudsman's office will  also study their rights, and the reasons for their deprivation of   liberty.  To note, today, a browl took place between participants in  the protest against the operation of the Amulsar mine and the police.   Activists tried to enter the courtyard of the Armenian parliament and  hold meetings there, but they were not given that opportunity. After  which they tried to block traffic in front of the National Assembly  of Armenia. However, after brief negotiations with the protesters,  the police, using force, began to force the protesters out of the  roadway. After some time, traffic was restored. Police detained 6  protesters.

MPs of the National Assembly from the Prosperous Armenia and Bright  Armenia parties came out to the participants, who stated that the  power resides in the people, and it was up to them to decide whether  to operate the mine or not.  

To recall, today in front of the residence of the President of  Armenia, a protest rally against the exploitation of the Amulsar mine  took place. The Prime Minister of Armenia met with the protesters,  however, the meeting was not satisfied with the participants, as the  Prime Minister, according to them, said that the mine would be  exploited. Protesters said they would continue the fight. The Prime  Minister also had discussions with MPs from the My Step faction.

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