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 Thursday, November 26 2020 13:18
Ani Mshetsyan

"Enlightened Armenia" calls for the abolition of martial law, "My  Step" resists

"Enlightened Armenia" calls for the abolition of martial law, "My  Step" resists

ArmInfo.Today, a situation has emerged when, under the pretext of martial law in the country, freedom of speech, the right of citizens to hold protest actions and  much more are being restricted. Gevorg Gorgisyan, a member of the  Enlightened Armenia faction, stated this from the rostrum of the  parliament, presenting the bill "On the abolition of martial law."

The deputy noted that today there is no need for martial law. It was  introduced due to the fact that the Azerbaijani-Turkish tandem  started a war against Artsakh, but this threat is no longer there.

"Moreover, the martial law regime has a negative impact on the  economic situation in the country, since now in the military units  there are still citizens who have been mobilized. These people now do  not bring any benefit to the country, although they could return to  their work.

Also, the situation is complicated by the fact that people simply  cannot leave the country. Some of them need to go for treatment or on  other matters, but they are deprived of this opportunity, "the deputy  noted.  Gorgisyan recalled that the ceasefire agreement in Artsakh  was signed on November 9, and today it is already November 26.  According to the MP, after the signing of the trilateral agreement,  the Prime Minister of Armenia stated that the security issue in the  region has been resolved. The president and the head of the Russian  Foreign Ministry made similar statements.

"Now there are Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh, therefore, there are  no reasons for maintaining the martial law in the country. Yes, we  consider this agreement a betrayal against the entire people of  Armenia.  The head of the "Enlightened Armenia" faction Edmon  Marukyan met with the head of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed  Forces, and he was assured that the Defense Ministry needs another 7  days to resolve all issues. Therefore, it is necessary to extend the  martial law regime. However, this week has long passed and the  Ministry of Defense had a lot of time to resolve all issues. We call  on the parliamentary majority to join our initiative and cancel  martial law, "Gorgisyan stressed.

But this proposal of the deputy did not cause a response from the  parliamentary majority. Thus, the deputy from the "My Step" faction  Vahagn Tevosyan stated that if the government did not come up with an  initiative to lift the martial law, then there is no need for this. 


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