“Aravot” editorializes on the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in favor of closed Armenia television A1 Plus.
“Now the authorities have a choice – either to continue to be stubborn saying that the European Court is not a Politburo and that its decisions have no significance for our state, or admit their mistake that they made six years ago and try to redress it,” the paper writes, adding that unlike former president Robert Kocharian, the incumbent president is not immediately responsible for A1 Plus’s closure and has no psychological problem in admitting the mistake.
“168 Zham” writes on opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian’s “mysterious” visit to France: “Ter-Petrosian and his loyalists are known to be waging their struggle under the banner of democracy and freedom. It is also known that these ideas require that this struggle is as public and transparent as possible. Meanwhile, only the fact of the visit and that it lasted for five days was reported to the public and also to Ter-Petrosian’s teammates themselves. It turns out that Ter-Petrosian and his supporters retreat from the principles that they have themselves declared.”
“Hayots Ashkhar” carries the opinion of composer Robert Amirkhanian: “We should adopt the approach of moving forward with unity and solidarity. There is no moving forward with quarrels especially that the sticking points are far-fetched.”
On “Hraparak’s” pages poetess Karine Ashughian expresses the following opinion: “Before its fall, Yerkrapah meant force, a positive structure capable of having an influence on political processes, which was essential for the country that has not quit the state of war yet. If someone more acceptable for the public stood over Yerkrapah, someone cleaner who would not save up riches, because a person who has millions feels like a coward, he cannot repeat the feats that he performed during the war. However strange it may sound, but to be a hero during a war is easier than in real life.”