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.