ARMENIAN INDEPENDENT MP CALLED ARRESTED GEORGIAN CITIZEN A POLITICAL PRISONER
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Yerevan, October 19
ArmInfo

Amayak Hovhannisyan, independent MP of National Assembly of Armenia (NAA), said at the meeting with journalists that Vahagn Chakhalyan, member of presidium of Georgian democratic bloc 'United Javahkh', is a political prisoner and not an executive of somebody's orders. A. Hovhannisyan said that he was denied meeting with the imprisoned even after interference of Tigran Torosyan, speaker of NAA.

Vahagn Chakhalyan is kept in the Erevan-Center penitentiary. V. Chakhalyan said that he would claim resignation of David Harutyunyan, Minister of Justice of RA, because it was he who ordered the denial of the meeting with A. Hovhannisyan. Later, 15 MPs of NAA predominantly from 'Justice' party in opposition signed a statement demanding law enforcement bodies to investigate the Oct 10 attack on activists of the democratic bloc 'United Javahkh'.

They also demand that either Vahagn Chakhalyan be released or his preventive punishment be amended. Apart from the opposition MPs, the document was also signed by - Armen Ashotyan, MP of the 'Republican' party of the governing coalition, as well as Raffic Petrosyan, Head of the NAA Commission on State-Legislative Issues.