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by Marianna Mkrtchyan
Ordinary citizens of Armenia and representatives of the civil society have made a statement in support of Zaruhi Postanjyan, an MP from Heritage Party, who has been lately slammed for her question to President Serzh Sargsyan at PACE. Postanjyan asked Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at PACE on Wednesday how he paid the 70mln EUR he had recently lost in a casino in Europe.
The civil society representatives condemn the harsh criticism at Postanjyan by various political forces, which restrict her freedom of speech.
Recalling that Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan has already launched a procedure of dismissing Postanjyan from the staff of the
Armenian Delegation to PACE, the civic activists say that the MP just used her right to free expression.
"Postanjyan's question contained no state secret. Consequently, it could in no way endanger the country's security. In this light, all the actions against Postanjyan are inadmissible and will be perceived as encroachment upon an oppositionist politician," the statement reads.
The statement was signed by 28 representatives of public organizations and ordinary citizens.