Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a political prisoner:
Shant Harutyunyan is not the member of ANM or any other of opposition forces.
He has not been involved in pre-electoral or electoral processes. Thus it is
hardly to believe that he might be involved in any of incriminated crimes.
the rigged elections, he, as the son of parents who were oppressed during
Soviet time who has experienced personally all beauty of totalitarian regime
and as the conscious citizen of Armenia,
had no other choice than to join hundreds of thousands other citizens and raise
his voice against authorities.
He has attracted the attention of Armenian
authorities only because on March 1 during the spontaneous rally at Myasnikyan Square
he hold speech and triedto console and
calm the crowd.
During the all period of
pre-trial detention Mr. Harutyunyan has never been tried