The American University of Armenia issued a statement Tuesday regarding the detention of some of its students. The statement reads as follows:
“The American University of Armenia is deeply troubled over the detention of the University’s students on its premises by the “red berets” [special police unit in Armenia].
“The video records and testimonials from other students witnessing police activities, suggest that the detained students did not commit any violations of law, including administrative. They were simply standing on the University premises with Armenian flags and posters related to Artsakh and Armenia.
“We are concerned that such an act against students has the potential to harm the reputation of Armenia as a legal and democratic state.”
To note, the aforesaid special police unit on Tuesday detained eight students from the courtyard of the American University of Armenia.