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Armenian Human Rights Activist Predicts Sanctions in Hammarberg’s Armenia Report

What is expected from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg is that, in his new report, he will finally reflect the true situation in Armenia related to the incidents of March 1, 2008, press freedom, A1+, the existing problems in Armenia’s armed forces, and specifically issues related to Haykakan Jamanak (“Armenian Times”) chief editor, imprisoned journalist Nikol Pashinyan.

Speaking to Epress.am about his expectations from the meeting between Hammarberg and Armenian human rights activists, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office Artur Sakunts expressed such an opinion.

“There will be clear proposals in Hammarberg’s report which, what is most important, won’t repeat the nature of previous proposals, over which we expressed concern. And on the basis of the nature and approach of the report, sanctions against the Armenian government have to be applied whereby certain Armenian officials will be deprived of the right to enter Europe,” he said.

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