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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

European Union urges dialogue between Armenian authorities and opposition

The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, met with Armenia’s former President, Levon Ter-Petrossian, and Parliamentary Speaker Tigran Torosian, on May 7 to discuss mistreatment of opposition supporters, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Monday.

The last few months have seen clashes between police and Ter-Petrossian supporters in which ten people died, as well as the detention of several supporters of the former President.

Semneby told Torosian that the EU considers it imperative that the Armenian authorities release the detainees and launch an investigation of the clashes in order to facilitate dialogue with the opposition.

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