STATEMENT OF ALL ARMENIAN MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Noyan Tapan
12/05/10

The All Armenian Media Association expresses deep concern over the
political vengeance against Armenian journalist of Near Dnester,
Ernest Vardanyan.

The video disseminated by the Ministry of National Security of
Near Dnester, in which Vardanyan supposedly confessed that he had
collaborated with the authorities of Moldova, is apparently the
result of assaults and threats. The journalist had previously provided
information about this in his announcement in April.

The All Armenian Media Association condemns the imprisonment of
the Armenian journalist and calls on the law-enforcement bodies of
the Republic of Armenia to take advantage of their opportunities to
extenuate the pressures against Ernest Vardanyan. The association also
calls on Armenia's Chamber of Advocates to take measures in order to
show necessary legal support to the Armenian journalist.