Negotiations for organization of Armenian Ombudsman Larisa Alaverdyan’s visit to Equatorial Guinea are continued, the press-service of Armenian Ombudsman Office reports to ARMINFO.
According to the source, Alaverdyan has recently addressed a letter to CE Human Rights Commissioner Alvaro Hill-Robles asking for assistance in observation of the rights of Armenian pilots accused allegedly for an attempted state coup in the capital of Equatorial Guinea – Malabo. She also asks for contribution to establishment of contacts with relevant persons and organization in Equatorial Guinea.
To note, earlier the Ombudsman applied to “Amnesty International” for organization of the visit Equatorial Guinea for a meeting with all the bodies who can influence the mitigate the conditions of service of sentence of the Armenian pilots. The court sentenced the commander of the Armenian airliner to 24 years and other pilots to 14 years of imprisonment on Nov 26 2004. The lawyer of the Armenian pilots intend to appeal against the unfair sentence of the country to the Supreme Court of Equatorial Guinea and to international judicial instance should need arise.