Armenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman Armen Harutiunian expressed concern about reports of mass arrests and ill-treatment of opposition supporters which he said his office is receiving from citizens. Harutiunian said that he conveyed his concerns to Prosecutor-General Aghvan Hovsepian and that the latter promised to release the list of all detainees.
In a written statement, Harutiunian also said Saturday’s bloody clashes between security forces and Ter-Petrosian supporters were made possible by the break-up earlier in the day of the 11-day opposition sit-in in Yerevan’s Liberty Square. He questioned the official explanation for the use of force against peaceful demonstrators camped there.
*source - RFE/RL