During the last few days human rights activist Artur Sakunts’ interview of 2001 was actively circulated in the internet, where speaking about the regulation of Karabakh conflict, he states that compromises are necessary and that some of the occupied lands should be returned to Azerbaijan. Regarding the aforementioned subject Politik.am talked with human rights activist Artur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, who pointed out that it was the subsequent campaign against him and the revolution.
Hence, we are in the process of learning how to live and act in free conditions. On the one hand civil society has to cooperate with government; on the other, it has to continue to serve as a vigilant watchdog over the authorities to safeguard society against any possible abuses of the new government.
Robert Kocharyan has not been engaged in politics recently. The separate interviews given by him do not evidence active political activity. Therefore, he should have been engaged in political activity to be subjected to political persecution.
Sakunts: Only through constitutional amendments is it possible to neutralize the danger of not resisting the temptation of power
“Even in the case of the most perfect Constitution, nobody has guarantees that no group will seize power,” Artur Sakunts, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assemby-Vanadzor, mentioned in the press conference held today.
Human rights defender on the incident in Panik Village: The new authorities are legitimate; however, the nature of the Russian authorities has not changed
The servicemen of the Russian 102nd Military Base carried out military exercises in the administrative territory of Panik Village, which scared the residents of Panik and the adjacent villages. The intrusion by the subdivisions of the Military Base occurred without a warning. Even a young boy lost consciousness.
I still look forward to a judge of a first instance court, a court of appeal or a court of cassation on civil, administrative or criminal cases or a judge of a constitutional court apologizing publicly.
Artur Sakunts: Valery Osipyan is not the person to ensure human rights; his appointment is unacceptable
Valery Osipyan is not the person who can ensure the solution of the issues related to human rights. His appointment as Chief of Police is unacceptable.
“It is not possible. There will be constitutionally formed authorities, and it will happen despite the efforts of the RPA,” responded Artur Sakunts to the question of ScanNews as to whether the people will choose an alternative government with its infrastructures and start to obey that government.
Nikol Pashinyan is the candidate for the post of Prime Minister who enjoys the unconditional support of the RA citizens and has to be elected.
Dual power has been formed in Armenia; one of the powers is the de jure power, namely that of the Republican Party of Armenia, which holds levers of power; the other one is the de facto power, namely that of Nikol Pashinyan and his team. And this dual situation cannot persist for long as the formal and actual powers certainly have to disappear at some point. And it should happen through the formation of a transitional government, the beginning of which is expected on May. This is what Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor Artur Sakunts mentioned in his interview with Lragir.am.
Апелляционный суд Армении отказался освободить из-под стражи мусульманского активиста и блогера Богдана Калюсского, известного как Салман Север. Решение принято, несмотря на представленные послом Украины доказательства подлинности документов Калюсского, сообщил правозащитник Артур Сакунц.
Human rights defender Artur Sakunts mentioned in his interview with Lragir.am that we should pass to the next steps after Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation. “That is to say, extraordinary elections should be held on the basis of free and fair elections. And all the state institutions should be harmonized with the requirements of democratic, lawful, sovereign and social states,” he said.