PROTEST RALLY IN AKHALKALAKI AGAINST LOCAL OPPOSITION LEADER'S ARREST IN ARMENIA
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ArmInfo News Agency, Armenia
Oct 27 2006

Today, a protest rally was held on the Square of Liberty in Akhalkalaki (Georgia) against Vahagn Chakhalyan's arrest in Yerevan, October 11. Chakhalyan is one of the presidium members of the "United Javakhq" Democratic Bloc.

Javakhq-Info says that the population of the nearby villages participated in the rally. The demonstrators expressed indignation at the absurd charge instituted against Chakhalyan for trespassing the Georgian-Armenian border, and claimed his immediate release.

At the end of the rally, the demonstrators made a statement that they will take more rigid measures if their claims are disregarded.