Monday, 10 March 2008

Ter-Petrosyan - Semneby phone conversation

Armenia’s first president Levon Ter-Petrosyan had a phone conversation on Monday with Peter Semneby, the European Union’s special representative to the South Caucasus who has also been mediating between the Armenian government and opposition. A statement by the ex-president’s office quoted him as telling Semneby that the government failed to take “any steps aimed at overcoming the political crisis and easing tensions in the country.” Quite the contrary, mass arrests of his supporters continue. Ter-Petrosyan claimed that police officers in some parts of the country (particularly, in Ararat and Aragatsotn regions) have teamed up with “criminal elements” to harass and attack his active supporters.

Ter-Petrosyan office stated that EU’s special representative Peter Semneby is in Brussels now to discuss the situation in Armenia

Ter-Petrosian has been under effective house arrest since the violent break-up earlier on March 1 of his supporters’ non-stop sit-in in Yerevan’s Liberty Square.

*source here + here

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