ArmInfo. Under the current government, political figures are not killed at the entrances of houses, unlike our predecessors, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in parliament on December 6, answering a question from opposition member of the Hayastan faction Levon Kocharyan.
"The current government, having failed to govern the country, having suffered huge human and territorial losses, is constantly "trumpeting" about democracy. Democracy is, of course, good and we must strive for it. My question is, have you studied in what other democratic countries that you are striving for, people are imprisoned for writing on social networks, are they persecuted there for dissent? " Kocharyan asked. "We cannot monitor the statistics of all countries, but we can compare them with the statistics of the previous period. And we can, for example, say that politicians are not killed at the entrances, people are not shot at, election results are not falsified, they are not included in someone else's business, land plots in Yerablur are not privatized," Pashinyan said.
At the same time, the government monitors international reports and ratings, which for the fifth year in a row have been recording Armenia's progress in the field of democracy. "Do we consider our democracy to be flawless? No, we don't think so, but I have no doubt that as a result of the ongoing reforms, we will come to our ideal of an independent, fair judicial system," he said.
Kocharyan Jr. in response called for an answer to a specific question and to stop remembering the events of past years, noting that "this way you can reach Stalin's times." He recalled the fatal attack on the pregnant Sona Mnatsakanyan by the Prime Minister's motorcade last year. Not a single car in the motorcade even stopped. As for statements about the establishment of an independent judicial system, then, according to the opposition MP, everyone is watching how judges "print" sentences of a political opponent of the current government.
The Prime Minister, in turn, recalled the tragic death of Poghos Poghosyan, who was beaten to death by Robert Kocharyan's guards in the "Poplavok" cafe. "It is my constitutional duty to answer questions from parliamentarians. How satisfied you are with it is up to you. And I give the answer that you may want to take note", the head of the RA Cabinet concluded.