Pashinyan assures: We will achieve our ideal of an independent judiciary, fairness and justice
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 6, ARMENPRESS. International organizations have been monitoring Armenia's progress in the field of democracy over the past five years. However, despite these assessments, the government does not consider that Armenia's democracy is perfect.
The Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during a question-and-answer session in the National Assembly, in response to a query from Levon Kocharyan, an MP from the 'Armenia' faction whether the government has studied how many people are detained in democratic countries for publications on social networks, how many people are persecuted for expressing dissenting opinions, considering that similar cases have been recorded in Armenia.
“Naturally, we cannot monitor the statistics of all countries, but we can compare with the statistics of the previous period of the Republic of Armenia and we can say that politicians are not killed in the entrances, people are not shot at, elections are not falsified, they are not part of the share of this or that business, Yerablur plots are not privatized.
As for international statistics, we follow the reports of international organizations that have been recording Armenia's progress in the field of democracy for five years. And today, during the final speech of the budget discussion, I have referred to our problems in the field of justice, but I also cannot help but emphasize that huge reforms have been implemented and I have no doubt that we will also achieve our ideal of an independent judicial system, fairness and justice," said the Prime Minister.