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Pulling Teeth: Dealing with the Reformed Ministry of Justice

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

15:01, December 17, 2012

When Ministry of Justice Press Secretary Karineh Kalantaryan said, “Would should I now believe?” she meant, should she believe me or Gnel Ghalechyan, who heads the Press Affairs Division of the Ministry’s Department of Criminal Detention.

I responded, “Do you mean to say that I deceived you?” and turned off the telephone, not expecting a reply. I then erased Kalantaryan’s phone number, deciding to never again call him with any question.

For the last three years, all our requests to visit people held in Armenia’s correctional facilities have received the same refusal, even though the head of the press affairs head has been changed. The above conversation took place twenty days ago. On December 14, we received the first reply to our two written requests from Ghalechyan. We received the second reply today.

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