Armenia: Further information on Fear for safety/Unfair trial/Intimidation/ Prisoner of Conscience, Artur Sakunts

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 54/002/2003

Artur Sakunts was released from prison on 25 March after serving a 10-day sentence. Some 100 people have reportedly been sentenced to short-term imprisonment for disrupting public order after protesting at illegal election practices. The Armenian president, Robert Kocharian, admitted that the elections had not met international standards and has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate reported irregularities during the election.

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