Reasons advanced for which the person concerned could be regarded as
a political prisoner:
fact that National Assembly member, well known businessmen and a
person respected and accepted within Erkrapah Union, explicitly joined the
opposition, was making speeches at Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s 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 Hakob Hakobyan 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.
very arrest of Mr. Hakobyan was unlawful, since at the time of arrest, he, as
the Member of the National Assembly, was enjoying immunity, which was revoked
by the Parliament only on March 6.
All motions of defence lawyers concerning
the alteration of the restraint
measure were rejected by the court without substantively grounded formal and