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Translated and edited by Anush Muradyan

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2020-06-19 22:38
RA President Armen Sargsyan met with the Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan, human rights activists Zaruhi Hovhannisyan and Avetik Ishkhanyan.

According to the presidential press service, Sargsyan in particular  noted: "Unfortunately, everything, even the sphere of human rights  protection, has become politicized. Personal relationships are  awarded starting from the institution of the president to a citizen  or human rights defender. This is not only unacceptable, but also  very dangerous. This, of course, is not a new phenomenon, and not  only an Armenian phenomenon.  This is the result of today's changed  world, where most people spend most of their lives in a virtual world  where there is no law or regulation. It is also sad that this  mechanism is widely used in our country. As a result, the topic of  discussion very often comes to the background. We must proceed from  the environment and reality in which we live and act, try to change  the situation within our capabilities and improve it>, he said.

Sargsyan also touched upon the role of the president in the life of  the country. <A transition to a new stage has been made, and the  majority of citizens by inertia do not yet fully understand that the  powers of the president of the republic have changed; often do not  represent or do not want to imagine that they live in a parliamentary  country. This creates misunderstanding, there are erroneous comments,  expectations from the president, the institution of the president,  which are unrealistic and, therefore, the president cannot fulfill  them, "he emphasized.