Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a political prisoner:
Mr. Vockerchyan was
nominated as the coordinator of Levon Ter-Petrosyan’scampaign offices in Abovyan Region, Marz of
Kotayk, unanimously by all parties and organizations which supported the
candidacy of the ex-president. This fact explicitly proves that he enjoys
respect and full confidence of a very large number people as well as of
political figures representing opposition.
During the all period of
elections 15 Proxies of LTP as well as 5 members of regional electoral
commission representing opposition have been constantly intimidated. All these
cases were registered and reported to EOM. On 13.02.08 in his report No 013 addressed
to the regional prosecutor has reported about the large scale electoral bribes
in the favor of Serzh Sargsyan in several villages of the region. The same day
he informed about that heads of electoral commission in precincts No 27 and 28.
On February 19 only in
Abovyan City 20 Proxies, 6 members of electoral commissions and 8 observers
were assaulted and intimidated. 16 cases were reported to Police and Prosecutor
General. 6 cases from those reported were including information about criminal
offences. In 3 cases from those 16 the organizer of violence was reported the
same person. 3 assaulted Proxies, Erjanik Abgaryan, Gurgen Eghiazarjan and
Larisa Torosyan, on the same day gave a press conference and informed about
their cases. In general, in his capacity of the coordinator and proxy Mr.
Voskerchyan filed about 40 complaints from which the only one was taken into
consideration and later in June dropped. It is important to notice that in the
Kotayk Marz, according to CeC official figures, the average turnout on the
elections day was about 86%, in 19 precincts it was between 95% and 102%.
In order to obtain
evidences of culpability of Mr. Voskerchyan Police has interrogated about 140
persons who have had any relation to the conduct of Elections but not the deadly
events of March 1. This proves that the 1st of March events are only
a cover, real intention is to isolate those oppositionists who were involved in
interrogations were conducted with blatant violations of all possible Human
Rights and legal norms:
hours of interrogations over night,
of the right to legal advice,
interrogations were conducted in the manner if the person would be a suspect.
all cases citizens were informed about their legal status only after the
All these facts prove that
Voskerchyan is persecuted for his activities during Elections.
Regardless all efforts of
accusing side, so far no proves or any evidences of Voskerchyan’s guilt were
All motions of defence lawyers concerning
the alteration of the restraint
measure were rejected by the court without substantively grounded formal and