July 29, 2010

Armenian National Congress member, freedom-fighter Zhora Sapeyan was
released from "Artik" penitentiary after serving full time in prison.

Sapeyan warmly greeted the HAK members, combat friends and relatives
and assured that "either in prison or in liberty, in Armenia or abroad,
he will do everything for the freedom of each citizen."

Zhora Sapeyan is sorry for the political prisoners who are still in
prison, especially his friend in combat, Sasun Mikayelyan. "Sasun
Mikayelyan is in critical condition. He has very strong willpower
and doesn't show that he is sick. If the authorities were at least
a little humane and had some common sense, they would have to send
him to the city hospital." After his release, Zhora Sapeyan rushed
home to see his parents. Then, he plans to visit the area near Saryan
statue and Myasnikyan statue to lay flowers at the memorial dedicated
to the 10 victims of the events of March 1.

Let us remind that the authorities had not only sentenced Zhora
Sapeyan, but his brother Mkrtich Sapeyan and other relatives after
the incident that took place in Talin during the 2008 RA presidential
election campaign.

The Sapeyans were charged under Part 3, Article 258 of the Penal Code
for hooliganism and Ter-Petrosyan's pre-electoral headquarters had
named it as an intrigue.

From: A. Papazian