During a discussion on protection of advocatorial secret today, President of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia Avetik Ishkhanyan said the Armenian authorities aren’t trying to restrain manifestations of intolerance and are working in the opposite direction.
He stated that even though it wasn’t easy for Armenian attorneys in the 1990s, there was no social pressure in the conditions of pressure from state bodies.
“Human rights activists make offensive remarks and insult attorneys. I have heard attorneys say that the judges of the Constitutional Court need to be detained. The society is collapsing. If Armenia had civilized authorities, they had to restrain this. The authorities are repressing not only authorities, but also those who don’t agree with them,” he said.