Defendants’ Lawyers Send Out Open Letter

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The lawyers of the defendants in the March 22 case addressed an open letter to President Robert Kocharian–President of Nagorno Karabakh Arkady Ghukassian–parliamen’s speakers of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh–as well as to all the state and human rights organizations.

The letter points out that the trial continues with violations of international standards and the laws of Nagorno-Karabakh. Numerous examples and episodes of the trial are included–where the lawyers have paid attention to two things: Judge Aleksanian not being objective and his preconceived attitude. "A typical example of the court’s preconceived attitude is the artificial involvement of Sasun Aghajanian in the trial. For seven months he has not been in contact with others and is unable to move or eat without outside assistance and is seriously ill and exhausted."

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