Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a political prisoner:
5-6 years and especially since 2007 Parliamentary Elections Mr. Eghiazaryan was
constantly and sharply criticizing Armenian authorities. After his critical
article in a newspaper authorities attempted to neutralize him by initiating a
At the day
of last presidential elections Mr. Eghiazaryan with another Levon Ter-Petrosyan
Proxy, Mr. Erjanik Abgaryan, was assaulted and kidnapped by S. Sargsyan
partisans while performing his duties as a Proxy.
February 26 and once on March 3 his apartment and weekend house were searched
by Police. According to the official records of conducted searches “illegal
items were not found.”
26, after the search, at about 07:00 a.m. he was taken to the Abovyan City
Police Department, were he was kept, without any explanations till 18:00 p.m.,
for 3.40 hours he was placed in a cell were the temperature was 5-10 C.
Afterwards he was transferred in handcuffs to the NSS and later, at 21:30 was
released, again without any explanations
On March 5
he was arrested, on the same day investigator involved him as a culprit and
immediately requested the district Court for a sanction to place Eghiazaryan in
pre-trial detention, which was given to him immediately.
all period of pre-trial detention Mr. Eghiazaryan 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
Mr. Eghiazaryan was released under written cognizance not to leave his place of residence only under the strong public pressure and due to health reasons.