Wednesday, 12 March 2008


via RFE/RL: Meeting with students on Wednesday, prime-minister Serj Sargsyan [‘president elect’] defended the use of lethal force against thousands of supporters of his main election challenger, Levon Ter-Petrosian, who demonstrated in Yerevan on March 1. He said they were wrong to clash with security forces even if the latter made “mistakes” during the dispersal earlier in the day of Ter-Petrosian’s tent camp outside the city’s Opera House [Liberty sq].

“Even if the police made a mistake outside the Opera, nobody had the right to behave like that,” he said. “If the organizers were civilized people and cared about Armenia a little, they could calm down those people and protest in a legal way.”

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