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 Monday, May 27 2024 13:37
Naira Badalian

Nothing like this has been in modern Armenia: "The police were given  direct instructions to use brute force against parents of dead  servicemen, MPs  and media representatives"

Nothing like this has been in modern Armenia: "The police were given  direct instructions to use brute force against parents of dead  servicemen, MPs  and media representatives"

ArmInfo.This time they did not "fabricated case," Igor Khachaturov, the son of Colonel General, ex-CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, told reporters, who was at the police station for several hours. As the famous artist Tigran Nalchadjyan  noted, he has not seen anything like this in modern Armenia, even under the current government.

According to Igor Khachaturov, all police departments in Yerevan,  except for the Arabkir one, , do not treat the detainees normally.  "Everything is the same as before. It's just that this time they  "didn't get the job done," he said. 

"Even people standing calmly on the sidewalks were subjected to rough  driving. They don't recognize authorities - they tried to detain  Srbazan (Bagrat Galstanyan), people barely fought him off, they  knocked one woman to the floor. We see things that have absolutely  nothing to do with legal power," Nalchadzhyan, in turn, pointed out.

According to one of the leaders of the Tavush for the Motherland  movement, MP from the Hayastan faction Garnik Danielyan, , the police  were given direct instructions from the top leadership to use brute  force against the parents of the dead servicemen, MPs and media  representatives.

Since April 19, there have been protests in Armenia after the  agreement on the demarcation of the border with Tavush between  Yerevan and Baku. On May 9, Archbishop Bagrat Galstanyan, who led the  march from Tavush to Yerevan, called on the prime minister to resign.  Yesterday, Galstanyan was announced as a candidate for prime minister  of the Republic of Armenia. In the evening, he announced peaceful  actions of disobedience from 8:00 am on May 27, which should force  the authorities to reckon with the will of the people.

As of 10.10 am on May 27, in Yerevan, police detained 196  participants in the disobedience action. "Red berets" also detained  parents and relatives of servicemen killed in the 44-day war, who  blocked the intersection of Mashtots-Sayat-Nova streets during a  protest. A little earlier, a video circulated on the Internet showing  how, in the center of Yerevan, "red berets" knocked MP Ashot Simonyan  to the ground and began kicking him.

Back in March 2023, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that in the  law enforcement system of Armenia no one would take responsibility  for fabricating a criminal case.  

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