THESE NAMES ARE NOT THERE: OPPOSITION PARTY LEADER HIDING TO AVOID ARREST - ARMENIAN POLITICIAN

168 Zham
March 20 2008
Armenia

A member of the political board of the [opposition] Republic Party,
Artak Zeynalyan, said yesterday that the leader of the party, Aram
Sargsyan, as well as members of the [party's] political board, Suren
Abrahamyan and Rafik Lazarian, are hiding, as there is no guarantee
that they will not end up behind bars.

"We are sure that if Aram Sargsyan had not gone underground, they would
arrest him by all means," he said. Yesterday our correspondent asked
a spokeswoman for the Armenian Prosecutor-General's Office whether
there is a guarantee that they will not be arrested. She answered:
"Four people are on the wanted list, and these names are not there. In
any case, no investigation is being carried out with regard to Aram
Sargsyan."