Secretary-General of United Nations to Interfere in the Desperate Situation in Armenia

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Honorable United Nation's Secretary-General António Guterres,

We seek your support of the Armenian nation and condemnation of the recent measures taken by its authorities. With this hope we bring the following to your attention:

For the past 10 days the citizens of Armenia have been "fighting against dictatorship", i.e. for democracy, justice and equality - for their better future. Tens of thousands of people have been fervently supporting "reject Serj" movement by peacefully marching along almost all the streets of Yerevan and across the country. The aim of their protest is to see the resignation of Serj Sarkissyan from his newly appointed post of the Prime Minster of Armenia.

 It should be mentioned that the situation in the country was intensified by an arrest of the Armenian National Assembly MP Nikol Pashinyan, who has been leading the "reject Serj" movement, other members of his party, namely Ararat Mirzoyan and Sasun Mikaelyan as well as many civilians. Pashinyan's leadership in this movement was interpreted by the current government of Armenia as "publicly dangerous acts that was manifested in the fact that they had organized and conducted assemblies on April 13, in violation of the order established by the RA Law on Freedom of Assembly"(source: https://www.azatutyun.am/a/29185090.html ) 

It should be noted that the mass protests were instigated by the constitutional amendments made in December of 2015 which transitioned Armenia to parliamentarianism. With the shift of power, the former president Serj Sarkisyan has moved into the seat of Prime Minister as of April 17, 2018. That has extended his term until 2022. Such turn of events contradicts Serj Sarkisyan’s official vows which were not to run for the role of Prime Minister, should the country be in favor of the above mentioned Constitutional amendments.

Hence, the protests that have been taking place for the past 10 days (and nights) in Armenia are nothing else but public outcry - a desperate measure of an utterly disillusioned nation. The Armenians  cannot tolerate any longer the deplorable socio-economic situation in their homeland and reconcile with the fact the currently ruling party's leader and its members have been engaged in nothing else but corruption and nepotism for the whole duration of their term.

 

Respectfully,

Armenians from all over the globe



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