26 02 2008 - Rally to Condemn the Undemocratic Presidential Elections in Armenia
|Beverly Hills, Calif. – As American citizens of Armenian descent, we strongly condemn the massive vote rigging, ballot stuffing and coercive tactics employed by the loyalists of Mr. Serzh Sarkisyan, the ruling regime candidate, during the presidential elections held on February 19, 2008.
Despite all the promises made by Mr. Kocharian’s administration of a clean and transparent presidential election, the regime has once again resorted to its true and tried tactics. Once again, the citizens of the Republic of Armenia were deprived of their constitutional right to elect a legitimate president through a transparent and free election process. This brazen and shameless violation of the basic tenets of democracy and free will is deplorable and should not be condoned or tolerated.
A rally to condemn the undemocratic presidential elections in Armenia will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at 12:30 in Hollywood on the 1600th block of Hobart Blvd. (the section between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.) The rally is organized by the Coalition for Democratic Armenia, a coalition of Armenian American organizations aimed at holding the Republic of Armenia to Democratic principles.
The rally coincides with the thousands of protesters gathered in Armenia's Freedom Square to protest the rigged presidential election.
What: Rally to Condemn the Undemocratic Presidential Elections in Armenia
Where: Hobart Blvd. (the section between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.).
1600 N. Hobart Blvd,
Hollywood, CA 90027
When: 12:30 PM
Why: To condemn the massive vote rigging, ballot stuffing and coercive tactics employed by the current ruling regime during the presidential elections held on February 19, 2008.
Who: Coalition for Democratic Armenia
In this clip voters are harassed at a polling station and a physical altercation erupts.
Here a man is seen stuffing the ballot box in clear sight; a common occurrence during this election.
A poll worker and police are confronted about an overlooked situation involving a beating of a citizen voting for Levon Ter Petrossian. Both the poll worker and police officers deny the situation occurring despite eyewitness testimonials.
Human Rights Watch
Armenia: Violence at Polling Stations Mars Elections
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Ter-Petrosian Steps Up Post-Election Protests
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Subject: Rally to Condemn the Undemocratic Presidential Elections in Armenia Condemnation of the Government of the Republic of Armenia
February 22, 2008
For Immediate Release