Thursday, March 17, 2005

Here is the Armenian government trying to do a little dammage control.

Armenian leader, prosecutor discuss fight against human trafficking

Regnum, Moscow
15 Mar 05

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan has held a working meeting with Armenian Prosecutor-General Agvan Ovsepyan.

The meeting discussed issues concerning measures to fight human trafficking, the Armenian presidential press service told Regnum news agency. The Armenian prosecutor-general reported that as a result of a joint operation carried out by the police and the prosecutor's office, members of groups involved in recruiting and sending prostitutes abroad were exposed and brought to book.

The Armenian prosecutor-general also reported that a fall in the number of premeditated murders was registered this year. He said that 23 such murders were registered in the same period of the last year, while this year their number is only nine. Ovsepyan also told the Armenian president about discovered false excise stamps, which testifies that they are printed abroad and then imported into Armenia.

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