ArmInfo. On June 19, RA President Armen Sargsyan met with the Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan, human rights activists Zaruhi Hovhannisyan and Avetik Ishkhanyan.
According to the presidential press service, Sargsyan in particular noted: "Unfortunately, everything, even the sphere of human rights protection, has become politicized. Personal relationships are awarded starting from the institution of the president to a citizen or human rights defender. This is not only unacceptable, but also very dangerous. This, of course, is not a new phenomenon, and not only an Armenian phenomenon. This is the result of today's changed world, where most people spend most of their lives in a virtual world where there is no law or regulation. It is also sad that this mechanism is widely used in our country. As a result, the topic of discussion very often comes to the background. We must proceed from the environment and reality in which we live and act, try to change the situation within our capabilities and improve it>, he said.
Sargsyan also touched upon the role of the president in the life of the country. <A transition to a new stage has been made, and the majority of citizens by inertia do not yet fully understand that the powers of the president of the republic have changed; often do not represent or do not want to imagine that they live in a parliamentary country. This creates misunderstanding, there are erroneous comments, expectations from the president, the institution of the president, which are unrealistic and, therefore, the president cannot fulfill them, "he emphasized.
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