Artur Sakunts: Valery Osipyan is not the person to ensure human rights; his appointment is unacceptable
Valery Osipyan is not the person who can ensure the solution of the issues related to human rights. His appointment as Chief of Police is unacceptable.
“It is not possible. There will be constitutionally formed authorities, and it will happen despite the efforts of the RPA,” responded Artur Sakunts to the question of ScanNews as to whether the people will choose an alternative government with its infrastructures and start to obey that government.
Nikol Pashinyan is the candidate for the post of Prime Minister who enjoys the unconditional support of the RA citizens and has to be elected.
Dual power has been formed in Armenia; one of the powers is the de jure power, namely that of the Republican Party of Armenia, which holds levers of power; the other one is the de facto power, namely that of Nikol Pashinyan and his team. And this dual situation cannot persist for long as the formal and actual powers certainly have to disappear at some point. And it should happen through the formation of a transitional government, the beginning of which is expected on May. This is what Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor Artur Sakunts mentioned in his interview with Lragir.am.
Апелляционный суд Армении отказался освободить из-под стражи мусульманского активиста и блогера Богдана Калюсского, известного как Салман Север. Решение принято, несмотря на представленные послом Украины доказательства подлинности документов Калюсского, сообщил правозащитник Артур Сакунц.
Human rights defender Artur Sakunts mentioned in his interview with Lragir.am that we should pass to the next steps after Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation. “That is to say, extraordinary elections should be held on the basis of free and fair elections. And all the state institutions should be harmonized with the requirements of democratic, lawful, sovereign and social states,” he said.
Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor human rights defender Artur Sakunts holds that the use of coercive means is not going to save the authorities, and the isolation of the deputies leading the “Make a step and reject Serzh” movement is only going to give rise to legal problems for Serzh Sargsyan.
I would like to reiterate that there is no ground to apply special measures. What I mean is that the protest was completely peaceful; all the statements according to which there were clashes with the police do not correspond to the truth.
The recent arrests of current and former leaders of communities on charges of misappropriation and abuse of power are the consequence of the state not having enough resources to satisfy the appetite of the entire corrupt system already developed. Such an observation was made by human rights defender Artur Sakunts in an interview with Lragir.am.
“There can be no statement by the US or any other democratic state, [noting] that they support armed solutions to problems. However, despite that, we see the issue of supporting rebels against the Assad regime in Syria,” said HCA Vanadzor Chairman Artur Sakunts in his interview with Aravot.am, commenting on US Ambassador Richard Mills’ words about not supporting armed groups, especially “Sasna Tsrer” (“Sassoun Daredevils”).
A. Sakunts: I view the expansion of the Russian military presence in Armenia as a challenge to sovereignty
As stated by Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office Artur Sakunts, the appearance of Russian military police units not only at the military base in Gyumri but also at the garrison in Yerevan serves as evidence for the expansion and fortification of the Russian military presence in Armenia.