Saturday, April 5, 2008

Paykar: Hunger Strike.

We, the representatives of political opposition forces in the recent elections, imprisoned on false charges regarding our beliefs and political activities, declare ourselves political prisoners, and announce, in protest, a hunger strike with an undefined endpoint and with the following demands:

--the declaring illegitimate the results of the presidential elections of February 19th, 2008.
--the commencement of an independent international investigation to expose and punish the criminals responsible for the bloody crimes of March 1st.
--the release all political prisoners.
--the cessation of the pursuit of a single-party system.
--the safeguarding of access to information, assembly, freedom of speech, and other human rights.

These demands are directed to the present government, their international accomplices, and independent governments who through their efforts, or lack of efforts, aid the criminal takeover of the government that is taking place in Armenia, today.

Vladimir Arakelian
Marzpetuni Aivazian
Sayad Hovanessian
Armen Grikorian
Shmavon Galstian
Yura Simonian


Anonymous said...

I cried. Hunger strikers are eating shaurma already. At least the vozhd' after Shabbat dinner asked them to stop it after ten days. He knows how long they can go without food.

Armen Filadelfiatsi said...

anonymous, you've gone around my blog sputtering hate-filled nonsense all over the place.

I don't like that.

So listen. If you don't mind your manners like a good little boy, you're not going to be posting anymore comments.