From my armenian friend Setrak who has visited Ani and Karslast month. And of course ,Ani jan you will be glad to see such a nice pictures.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
Sarkisian Forms ‘Public Council’
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian appointed on Wednesday the first 12 members of a new, supposedly broad-based body that will discuss and advise Armenia’s leadership on key challengers facing the country.
Sarkisian had announced his intention to set up a “public council” of representatives of leading political and non-governmental organizations, including those opposed to his administration, as well as prominent public figures in May 2008. He presented the move as a further indication of his eagerness to defuse Armenia’s post-election political crisis through a dialogue with the opposition and other segments of Armenian society.
The Public Council will comprise 36 members. One third of them appointed by the president of the republic and twelve other members will be chosen at “meetings of people involved in various spheres,” according to Victor Dallakian, an independent parliamentarian and member of a presidential task force that has drawn up the council’s statues approved by Sarkisian on Wednesday. He said these 24 members will then decide who should occupy the remaining council seats.
On the eve, Vahagn Chakhalian’s protector of rights Stepan Voskanian visited Tbilisi to meet the activist. At the place of confinement, the police prevented Stepan Voskanian to meet the accused.
Vahagn Chakhalian is illegally deprived of freedom more than 7 months at Tbilisi #8 jail. The police officers told Stepan Voskanian that the latter’s license given on September 5, 2008, was not valid
“The license can be given once and consequently it does not lose its validity until the end of the trial. I am sure that all of these is specially planned, and aims at carrying on the lawsuit without the Armenian attorney. I think that Chakhalian will be sentenced illegally”, Vahagn Chakhalian’s protector of rights Stepan Voskanian told “Azg” daily.