Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a political prisoner:
Mr. Ararat Zurabyan is the leader of the ANM, a structurally and ideologicaly strong and organised opposition party, which was leading Armenia since the very first days of its independance.
all period of pre-trial detention Mr. Zurabyan has never been tried, no proves
of his guilt were presented. This fact proves that his detantion was solely aiming to isolate him from the popular movement.
All motions of defence lawyers concerning
the alteration of the restraint
measure were rejected by the court without substantively grounded formal and
Zurabyan was released under the written cognizance not to leave his place of
residence only due to the rapid deterioration of his health condition and heart