Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a political prisoner:
fact that National Assembly member, Major of a City, person respected within Erkrapah
Union, explicitly joined the opposition, was making speeches at Levon Ter -Petrosyan rallies,
was criticizing Armenian authorities and publicly questioning the official
results of Presidential elections was endangering the integrity of Governmental
structures, especially the NA and military circles.
tapes which recorded all development during the all day and the evening of
March 1 show that at the moment of tension Mr. Mikaelyan together with others
was trying to calm down protesters at the Myasnikyan Square and thus to avoid
any possible clashes with enforcement troops.
all period of pre-trial detention Mr. Hakobyan has never been tried, no proves
of his guilt were presented.
All motions of defence lawyers concerning
the alteration of the restraint
measure were rejected by the court without substantively grounded formal and