YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Having failed to ensure a normal development of the republic–the ruling administration is trying to relieve the public tension by launching political persecutions of certain persons," a statement issued by the public council for defense of Ashot Bleyan says.
According to authors of the statement–"a background of general guilt has been created against which groundless and illegal charges are being brought against certain people." The Council for defense of Bleyan says that "the prosecutor’s office is obediently fulfilling the order of the leadership and the current target of this arbitrariness is the chairman of the ‘New Path’ party Ashot Bleyan."
The Council "is going to turn the defense of Bleyan into an objective of the public and international organizations by all legal methods." A series of arrangemen’s will be organized for this purpose.
The Council is led by principal of N 61 school Georgy Vanian. The Council also includes leader of "Hayrenik" deputy group Edward Yegorian–ex-foreign minister Alexander Arzoumanian–actor and film director Armen Elbakian–chairman of the XXIst Century party David Shahnazarian–member of the National Assembly–member of the Armenian National Movement Board Shahen Petrossian–journalist Alvard Barkhoudarian and others.