The Criminal Proceedings Initiated against the Mayors of Askeran, Martakert and Stepanakert are Unacceptable. Gegham Stepanyan

  • by Western Armenia, May 25, 2024 in Politics

"The criminal proceedings initiated against the mayors of Askeran, Martakert and Stepanakert are unacceptable because they clearly have a political connotation. There is no doubt that this streak will continue". Gegham Stepanyan,  Artsakh Human Rights Defender said about

"Is it a coincidence that these groundless proceedings were initiated after the leaders of the mentioned communities participated in several meetings?

As for the factual and legal bases, there are also serious questions. By confronting the heads and councilors of these communities with the facts, the authorized bodies of Eastern Armenia forced them to privatize the community vehicles in order to be able to carry out state accounting.

This is another example of what happens when the authorities of Eastern Armenia ignore the rights and needs of the people of Artsakh and avoid systemic solutions," he wrote.