Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Redefining Absurdity: The apparent illegality of stopping a kidnapping

So many eyewitnesses have now come forth and stated that their original testimonies were false - because they were being physically beaten or threatened - that it is new statements are no longer surprising.

And last week, eyewitness Gagik Avdalyan was forcibly taken from the courtroom by police moments before he was due to testify that his original testimony was false, and had been made after being severely beaten. He was kidnapped, essentially.

And just yesterday, eyewitness Mushegh Antonyan was supposed to testify in the case against Hakob Hakobyan, retracting his initial false statement. Policemen in plainclothes, without any ID or paperwork, attempted twice to take him away. They were blocked by opposition supporters. Antonyan was escorted by the opposition supporters to Chorrord Ishkhanutyun, where he spent the night, and was safely brought back to court today.

Here's the best part: the judge read a statement by the police stating that those who had done the blocking (opposition supporters, journalists) were illegally obstructing police work.

This makes the experiences of Joseph K and The Good Soldier Svejk look rational and logical.

5 comments:

Ani said...

I was trying to think of something to say, but, really, words fail before such bizarro illogic...

nazarian said...

It's probably another manifestation of the avazakapet logic where murderers go free but a person walking in the street goes to jail.

Anonymous said...

murderer who is free is levon ter petrosyan, the architect of the madness in armenia.

nazarian said...

The archetype of the murderer who goes free were the RK body guards who beat up Poghos Poghosian to death in the Paplavok cafe.

Anonymous said...

Today's rally is another testimony of Ter-Petrosian's power. Whatever you call him, Anon, the majority of Armenians believe in him, this is a fact that nobody can ignore.