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ANC member welcomes civil initiative reps concerned about jailed activists

ANC member welcomes civil initiative reps concerned about jailed activists

PanARMENIAN.Net - The protest action in support of Armenian National Congress (ANC) young activists given different jail terms is timed to the 4th anniversary of ANC formation, the Congress parliamentary group leader said.

According to Levon Zurabyan, ANC struggles for fundamental democratic values, with “the Congress young generation having proved readiness to go to jail for their achievement.”

He further welcomed civil imitative representatives concerned about ANC activists’ fate.

According to Armenian National Congress (ANC) opposition bloc, on August 9, 2011 police officers used violence against ANC activists Tigran Arakelyan and Artak Karapetyan. Upon arrival to the site, activists Areg Gevorgyan, Sahak Muradyan, Vahagn Gevorgyan, Sargis Gevorgyan and David Kirimijyan tried to settle the dispute but were beaten as well, the ANC said. All above-mentioned were taken to a police station and accuse of attacking the police officers.

On August 26, the Congress announced that it suspends political dialogue with Armenian authorities and believes Arakelyan to be a political prisoner.

On July 20, 2012 Tigrean Arakelyan was sentenced to 6 years in prison; Artak Karapetyan given a jail term of about 3,5 years; David Kirimijyan amd Sargis Gevorgyan were sentenced to 2 years each.

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