ArmInfo. The Office of the Human Rights Defender refutes the information about the resignation of Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan, which is spread in social networks. "The information about the resignation of the Ombudsman of Armenia does not correspond to reality. The Ombudsman has nothing to do with any political processes, he acts exclusively on the principle of professional, apolitical work," said the press secretary of the Ombudsman Nune Hovsepyan.
To note, yesterday at the meeting of the National Assembly of Armenia, during the discussion of the annual report on the work done by the Ombudsman's office for 2020, a verbal skirmish took place between the Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan and the MP from the ruling "My Step" Anna Karapetyan. The latter tried to criticize Tatoyan's activities and accused him of media terror.
"Since December 17, Mr. Tatoyan, you have regularly signaled about delimitation and demarcation, as if such a process had actually taken place. For example, on December 17, you stated that the anxiety and anger of the residents of the border villages of Kapan, Goris and other cities of the Syunik region of Armenia, including those related to the process of delimitation and demarcation in the region, have real grounds. That is, you actually justified the manifestation of this anger on the part of the people of Syunik, "Karapetyan said.
The Karapetyan's words forced Tatoyan to sharply answer the MP. In particular, he said: "I say that Azerbaijanis threaten, disseminate information, our residents, who have cadastral documents, have lost their land plots. You tell me that on the 15th I used the word" delimitation ", on the 17th I used the word" demarcation " Is this the protection of the rights of the citizens of Armenia? Let's go together and see what is happening at the border. Did you go from Goris to Shurnukh or from Kapan to the front part of the village? "
The Ombudsman of Armenia also criticized the behavior of government officials who use foul language on social media. He stressed that people with such social responsibility do not have the right to hold public office.