Armenia: EU calls to refrain from excessive use of force and violence during demonstrations

01-08-2016
Armenia: EU calls to refrain from excessive use of force and violence during demonstrations
Armenia: EU calls to refrain from excessive use of force and violence during…
“The latest developments in Armenia's capital Yerevan, related to the seized Erebuni police station, are very worrying,” EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said on Saturday in response to the violent incidents that took place in Armenia over the weekend. “We call for an immediate release of the medical staff that is being held hostage,” she added.
 
“At the same time, we reiterate our call on the Armenian authorities to refrain from excessive use of force by the police in handling public manifestations. Likewise, demonstrators need to refrain from violence in the exercise of their civil rights,” reiterated Mogherini.
 
“Use of force and violence to achieve political change are not acceptable. Conflicts need to be resolved through political dialogue with a respect for democracy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms,” ended the EU statement. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
 
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