YEREVAN. – Armenia is interesting for Europe only from the point of view of the Karabakh issue and weakening Russia's influence in the region. The First Ombudswoman of Armenia, human rights activist Larisa Alaverdyan, said this at a press conference today.
She noted that Armenia's domestic legal processes are of little interest to the international community, including Europe. "If the [Armenian] authorities want to create an image of democratic leadership for themselves, they must follow the laws, which is one of the signs of legitimacy," Alaverdyan said. "But we are not having a setback, but failure in this matter."
According to Alaverdyan, if by saying "legality" we understand only the votes received as a result of elections and rule out the rule of law, Armenia could easily find itself in a situation where fascist Germany once was. "There, too, Hitler came to power, garnering the majority of the vote," the human rights activist concluded. "But the breaking of the laws led to what the whole world has witnessed."