Regarding the matter of ARF members who have been arrested in Armenia and are undergoing trial there, the 26th World Congress of the ARF announces:
a. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun has had no connection whatsoever with the formation or the activities of the “Dro” group.
b. The ideological and moral standards of the ARF-D, as well as its organizational by-laws, preclude any organizational tie with any criminal activity. The ARF condemns all such activities.
c. The forces behind the attempt to associate such activities with the ARF-D are doing so in order to discredit the ARF, with the intent of neutralizing it as a political force within Armenia as well as to obstruct its activities in the pursuit of the Armenian Cause.
d. The ARF-D demands that the trial proceedings be speeded up, and that those who have been unlawfully arrested be released.
The 26th World Congress of the ARF-D also brings to the attention of the entire Armenian nation that the ARF-D will relentlessly continue its struggle in the pursuit of national interests, the strengthening of Armenian statehood, the actualization of social justice within Armenia, and the Armenian Cause.
ARF-D 26th World Congress