OLIGARCHS AGAINST POLICE
- The severe sentence of four ANC activists overlapped with Serzh Sargsyan's speech in the Police board meeting. Serzh Sargsyan stated that there are no non-punishable people, and hinted that he will back up the police. Apparently, the verdict sentencing the young activist of the ANC to 6 years was passed in this context, in order to show that the smallest step against the Police will be punished severely. However, the severe punishment applied to the Congress activists will hardly console or satisfy the policemen or inspire them or help them feel protected and backed by Serzh Sargsyan.Serzh Sargsyan and the police, even those red-beret policemen who were sitting on the bench of sufferers during the trial of young ANC activists know very well that the citizens fighting for their rights, freedoms, rule of law and Constitution are not a threat to the police and there is no need to defend the policemen from them.In Armenia the oligarchs and the gangs of their bodyguards are a threat to the police the protection of which is often the task of the policemen. The Police of Armenia is used to protect oligarchs, different business and political clans, protect them, cover up their crimes, declare the guilty innocent, blame the innocent, overlook unlawfulness from everyday life to elections.The young activists of the Congress, and generally the citizens fighting for the enforcement of the Constitution, the rule of law and freedoms will protect and back up every official, government agency, the police. Consequently, the verdict on the young activists is not protection of the police. It is warp of truth, conscious or not, which deepens the influence of the oligarchy on the police. Meanwhile, the future of every subject in Armenia depends on how fast inertia will end.The Armenian society is not moving by inertia. So, the Armenian society has future, also in the face of the "condemned" young people, and perhaps all the other subjects need to think about future. HAKOB BADALYAN
© AUAToday in Armenian history
- 1783 Agreement between Russia and Georgia at Fort Georgievsk. Georgia is under Russia patronage.
- 1854 Battle of Kyoorook-Dara.
- 1862 Yeghia Tntessyan leaves Constantinople for Hajin concerning the rebels of Zeitooun.
- 1870 Birth of Leninist Guards representative, Issahak Lalayants near Terek (Kzlar). He died in 1933 in Moscow.
- 1923 Signature of the Peace Treaty of Lausanne. It replaced the Treaty of Sevres, and neglected the Armenian Question.
- 1927 Inauguration of the "Dzor" power station.
- 1957 Creation of the Armenian SSR State Committee of Television and Broadcasting.