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Monday, April 28, 2008

Armenian president agrees to PACE demands

President Serzh Sarkisian has established a working group charged with implementing the demands of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which include convening an inquiry into deaths stemming from the March 1-2 post-elections protests, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Monday.

The working group is to suggest within two weeks specific actions to be taken in order ensure the creation of an “independent, transparent, and credible inquiry,” into the deaths.

Another study into the deaths of the protestors was published in an 80-page report by Armenian human rights ombudsman Armen Harutiunian. Harutiunian’s study did not come to any conclusion, but questioned the outgoing administration’s opposition towards any investigation into the tragedy, and critiqued Armenia’s political atmosphere and social divisions.

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