US Ambassador discussed incidents involving civil activists with head of Armenian police
YEREVAN, September 25. /ARKA/. US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern discussed the country’s situation with political protests and incidents involving civil activists with the head of Armenian police Vladimir Gasparyan, the press office of the police reported.
Heffern appreciated the fact that policemen, generally, showed tolerance and refrained from use of force in dealing with the recent political protests, according to the report.
The ambassador asked questions about the incidents that involved certain activists.
Gasparyan briefed Heffern on the police’s position and measures taken to avoid such incidents in future.
The ambassador expressed hope that the police will carry out its mission and will protect human rights and public order.
The head of police, in his turn, said his agency continues working openly and transparently and is committed to completion of reforms.
A number of protests were held in Armenia recently, particularly against Armenia’s accession to the Russia-led Customs Union, repair works at the covered city market and construction of an apartment block on Komitas Avenue.
Cases of attacking protesters were reported in mass media. –0—