Interior Minister Promises Open Communication

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)-Meeting with the Interior and National Security Minister of Armenia–Serge Sargssian Wednesday members of the Executive Authority of the "September-96 and Political Prisoners" Public Council Rafael Ghazarian–Ruben Torosyan–Henrik Hovhanisian–Amayak Hovhanisian and Ludvig Khachatrian raised a number of problems concerning the attitude judicial agencies show in relation to participants of the Karabakh liberation struggle.

The participants of the meeting also voiced their concerns on politicization of trials–cooperation with experts of the Interior and National Security Ministry.

Stressing that freedom fighters should be distinguished from criminals involved in politics as a means to obtain immunity against criminal responsibility–Sargssian assured that he would do everything possible within the framework of law and his powers this year to become a year of dialogue–the Interior and National Security Ministry said.

Those present highlighted the importance of a constructive approach and mutual understanding between the sides in resolving the emerging problems.

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