PROTEST ACTION IN FRONT OF PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE

A1Plus.am
01/02/10

Family members of the "Yak-40" plane crew, who died in a 2001 air
accident over northern Iran, today staged a protest action in front of
the Presidential Residence with posters: "We demand that you meet the
relatives of the perished YAK crew," "Relatives demand the compensation
foreseen by law."

The protesters demanded from Mr. Sargsyan the financial compensation
that they had been receiving and which was stopped in 2007. The money
was to be compensated by Armenian Airlines Company which was announced
bankrupt in 2004. The company was bound to pay the salaries of the
dead pilots to their families for ten years but it failed to meet
its obligations.

Before taking their protest to the Presidential Residence, the
relatives had been gathering in front of the government building.

The protesters will continue to gather before the residence every
day at 11 a.m.