IGOR MURADYAN TURNS BACK MEDAL AWARDED BY KARABAKH PARLIAMENT

At a press conference today, political scientist Igor Muradyan turned
back the Mesrop Mashtots Medal awarded to him by the parliament of
Nagorno Karabakh in 2003.

"They may give that medal to someone else," he said.

According to Muradyan, his decision has nothing to do with the Berdzor
events. "I returned the medal because I have never established any
relations with these authorities of Nagorno Karabakh. There are
many people who also failed to do it, but they live in a world of
hopes and illusions. I've never lived in a world of illusions,"
Igor Muradyan said.

Pre-Parliament organization earlier said that a procession of its
cars was attacked while en route from Armenia to Karabakh during a
rally under the slogan "100th anniversary without the regime". Several
people were hospitalized, and cars were damaged.

The police of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic explained that policemen
did explanatory work, urging the organization to give up that
initiative as it caused social tension.

"The participants resorted to illegal actions provoking the situation.

The police took measures prescribed by law. Unfortunately, there were
injured persons, but their lives are out of danger," the police said.

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