NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: EXISTENCE OF DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS IN ARMENIA IS SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED

Noyan Tapan
June 1, 2009

YEREVAN, JUNE 1, NOYAN TAPAN. According to the National Press Club
June 1 statement, Yerevan Council of Elders elections were accompanied
by violence to representatives of various media.

Recording that the wave of violence to journalists is increasing,

taking into consideration the emphasized indifference of law enforcers
to disclosure of acts of violence and lack of prospect to apply to
them again, emphasizing that the May 31 elections are evidence that
basic human rights and freedoms are constantly violated in Armenia
under the passive position of international structures,

The National Press Club declares that existence of democratic
institutions is seriously endangered in the Republic of Armenia.