ADLA Tekeyan Call for Markarian’s Release

The Armenian Democratic Liberal party of Armenia (Ramkavar party) Thursday joined numerous other organizations and individuals calling on Levon Ter-Petrosyan for the immediate release of ARF member and Karabakh self-defense leader Hrant Markarian’s from prison. Below is the translated text of that letter. Incidentally similar pleas have been sent to Ter-Petrosyan by activist Tsvetana Paskaleva and Armenian Writers’ Union president Hrant Matevossian.

Dear Mr. President–

We believe that the principles of a strong and democratic national accord are the prerequisites to the strengthening of our statehood–as well as the path to finding a resolution to the Armenian Cause.

However–in the last few difficult months–those principles have been forgotten and bypassed by the authorities as well as the opposition. Now–the revitalization and re-establishment of such principles is undeniably the duty of us all.

In the interest of creating an atmosphere of unity among all national forces–which will facilitate the advancement of our national struggle and goals–we believe–you–remaining within your constitutional rights–would have the legal and social fortitude to liberate Karabakh Freedom Fighter Hrant Markarian. Respectfully, ADLA-Republican Executive Tekeyan Cultural Association Executive Baikar Monthly

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