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Protest action devoted to Saakashvili’s visit to Armenia was prohibited2009-06-24 17:04
Armenian police prohibited Mitk analytical centre to hold a protest action near Armenian President's residence on the occasion of Mikheil Saakashvili's visit to Yerevangt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Armenian law enforcement bodies, such actions are not allowed in the residence's territory.
Mitk representatives and their supporters intended to stage a protest action and make public all the issues of the discriminating policy which, in their view, the authorities of Georgia conduct in church, educational and cultural, economic and language spheres.
According to Vage Sarkisyan, Mitk expert, the demands the action participants intended to present were: granting Armenian language a status of the state one in Javakh [Georgian region, populated by Armenians] - in accordance with the international legislation acts, cessation of excessive checks a the border between Javakh and Armenia.
"At the Armenian-Georgian border we are not even allowed to bring from Armenia any Armenian books and publications, grounding it by the order from superiors", Sarkisayn said.
He added that Mitk demands from Georgian authorities the consideration of these issues and making relevant conclusions.