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According to UN International Conventions, “the term “racial discrimination” shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.” 
I am by now sick and tired of speaking about the negative effects of inciting division and hatred in the society with phrases like: “Karabakh clan”, or speaking about “Karabakhgtsis” taking over Armenia.
While I deeply condemn the actions of the authorities who detained opposition activists Narek Galstyan, chairman of “Sargis Tkhruni” Youth Student Union of “Hnchak Social Democratic Party” and Eduard Makaryan, member of the party a couple of days ago for distributing leaflets, and then, in an apparently related incident, got the young activist Narek Galstyan beaten, I cannot refrain from commenting on the content of the leaflets: “An Armenian will deny Serge Sargsyan” («Հայը կմերժի Սերժ Սարգսյանին») as reported by A1plus, especially after this discussion held on Onnik Krikoryan’s blog. As Onnik has rightly formulated:
The translation printed by A1 Plus, ““An Armenian will deny Serge Sargsyan” just sounds to me to be implying that the prime minister is “un-Armenian.” Given the fact that some will vote against Sarkisian because they dislike the “Karabakh clan” this only reinforces my fears about what was the intent of that message.
It wasn’t “someone who cares about their future will vote for Levon Ter Petrosian” or something similar, for example, which is what you would consider to be normal in a democratic election, it was the same type of simplistic and less than sophisticated tactic used by the radical opposition to cause division and conflict within society.
This is no way to do campaigning in a democratic society. This is simply unacceptable, and if the radical opposition continue their policy of promoting racial hatred, they risk coming under legal action, as the Armenian Constitution guarantees protection of human rights and denounces racism.