Pan-Armenian National movement Youth Union has disseminated a statement on the sentencing of the Armenian National Congress(HAK) activists. Below is the the whole text of the statement.
On the 20th of July, 2012 the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan's Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts has sentenced to imprisonment HAK activists, executive council members of Pan-Armenian National movement Youth Union Tigran Arakelyan and Sargis Gevorgyan, HAK activists Artak Karapetyan and David Qiramijyan.
Obviously illegal and fictitious criminal case was investigated almost a year and the activists' innocence was proved both during the investigation and trial. Moreover, it was provet that te criminal case was a political order , a manifestation of the revenge of the gangster state leaders. And those who should be sentenced are the policemen who had used violence towards young people. Whereas, Judge Gaguik Poghosyan has made a sentencing decision towards the HAK activists instead of justifying them.
Pan-Armenian National movement Youth Union
- condemns the political revenge towards the Armenian National Congress(HAK) young activists.
- demands to set free political prisoners Tigran Arakelyan and make a justifying decision towards other prosecuted political activists, meantime to call for justice the policemen who used violence towards the young activists.
-Ensures to do its best in the case of setting free of the Political prisoners not only within the within the Armenian National Congress(HAK) membership, but also within the framework of the European Liberal- Democratic party.
-Appeals to youth structures of Armenian parties to remain loyal to the mutual statement of February 26, 2012, the 4th point of which states " Cooperative fulfillment of works condemning the prosecution of young people and protecting their rights" and take a principled stand on the incident."