Friday, February 21 2020 15:52
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Representatives of Artsakh Ombudsman`s office familiarized themselves  with reasons for detention of eight citizens during a rally in  Renaissance Square in Stepanakert

Representatives of Artsakh Ombudsman`s office familiarized themselves  with reasons for detention of eight citizens during a rally in  Renaissance Square in Stepanakert

ArmInfo. Representatives of the Artsakh Ombudsman's office the night before visited citizens detained during the rally in Renaissance Square in Stepanakert.   ArmInfo was informed about this in the press service of the office of  the Ombudsman of Artsakh.

So, according to information, yesterday, the Ombudsman's office  received a message about the detention of eight citizens by law  enforcement officers during a peaceful motor rally in Renaissance  Square in Stepanakert, and during which political calls were voiced.  "Representatives of the Ombudsman visited the detained citizens. They  also familiarized themselves with all the circumstances of the  detention and their reasons. 

Representatives of the human rights defender demanded that the police  clarify the detention. The latter informed that the reason for the  detention was the refusal to comply with the lawful requirements of  the police, and therefore the measure of "administrative detention"  was applied, the Office  of Artsakh Ombudsman noted, adding that all  the detainees were released for three hours.

Earlier, the press service of the President of Artsakh informed that  eight citizens were detailed in Stepanakert on February 20 in  accordance with Article 182 of the Code of Administrative Offenses,  for failure to comply with the lawful requirements of police  officers. After the statutory period, they were released. Also, the  presidential administration noted that administrative proceedings  were opened on the basis of non-compliance with the requirements of  Article 182 of the Code: non-compliance with the lawful requirements  of police officers to observe public order and security entails a  fine. Within the framework of the started proceedings, background  investigation is the process, some circumstances of the incident are  clarified.

It should be noted that on February 20 a group of citizens staged a  car rally in Stepanakert, during which there was a demand for the  resignation of President Artsakh Bako Sahakyan and Minister for  Emergency Situations Levon Mnatsakanyan. It should be noted that on  March 31 this year presidential and parliamentary elections will be  held in Artsakh. The current President, Bako Sahakyan, did not seek  election. 

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