"Those members of ARF who were in prison in the middle of 90’s - were they political prisoners or criminals?". Pashinyan to ARF’s candidate
12:40, Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
"I learnt you were nominated by ARF. Those members of ARF who were in prison in the middle of 90’s - were they political prisoners or criminals? And here is Mr. Rustamyan, just in time", Nikol Pashinyan asked turning to the former Minister of Justice of Armenia and the candidate for the Higher Judicial Council Gevorg Danielyan.
"I expected the candidate for the body that is originally obliged to be depoliticized to be asked questions concerning the law. But you probably are of the opinion that he can answer political questions until he takes office. As for the political prisoners, unfortunately, you think that if one had had a political career and was sentenced to prison term for any criminal offense, the reason must be considered political and the prosecution must be political, but these are completely different things ", said Danielyan.
He did not answer the question concerning ARF because the time was up.