The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has issued a statement calling on the release of Director of Izmirlian Medical Center Armen Charchyan. The statement reads as follows:
“We learned from the presses that Director of Izmirlian Medical Center of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Mr. Armen Charchyan has been detained on the ground of the well-known audio recording of a meeting held at Izmirlian Medical Center.
Professor Charchyan is a dedicated son of the Armenian Church, a renowned doctor and a pure person. Thus, we urge the relevant law-enforcement authorities to immediately release Professor Charchyan and act only by the law, refraining from committing acts that degrade the dignity and reputation of a person and acts that violate a person’s rights.”