In Yerevan, 142 people were detained during protests that began a week ago. Interfax writes about this with reference to the Armenian police.
The protests began in response to a truce in Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian name – Artsakh) on Azerbaijan’s terms, which the Armenian government agreed to. According to them, the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is deprived of its autonomy and comes under full Azerbaijani control.
Protesters are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and humanitarian aid for Nagorno-Karabakh. Protesters are blocking the streets, a National Committee has been created to remove the Prime Minister from power, and the parliamentary opposition promises to initiate the impeachment process of Pashinyan.
It is reported that among those detained at the protests is Armenian parliament member Tadevos Avetsyan. Detained earlier and then beaten by the police, the son of the former President of Armenia Levon Kocharyan was arrested for a month. He was accused of beating four police officers.
On the morning of Monday, September 25, the opposition scheduled a general protest of disobedience. It is planned to continue for three days.
Last week, as a result of a military operation by Azerbaijan, the Armenian authorities of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which existed for more than 30 years, actually capitulated to Baku. Negotiations are currently underway on the conditions for the reintegration of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh into Azerbaijan. It is expected that the entire territory of the region will come under the control of the Azerbaijani authorities. Pashinyan announced his readiness to accept refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh. As of Monday morning, September 25, almost three thousand people have entered Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh.