European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments in Armenia

Bruxelles, 30/07/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160730_01
Statements by the Spokesperson

The latest developments in Armenia's capital Yerevan, related to the seized Erebuni police station, are very worrying. We call for an immediate release of the medical staff that is being held hostage.

At the same time, we reiterate our call on the Armenian authorities to refrain from excessive use of force by the police in handling public manifestations. Likewise, demonstrators need to refrain from violence in the exercise of their civil rights.

Use of force and violence to achieve political change are not acceptable. Conflicts need to be resolved through political dialogue with a respect for democracy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms.

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