ArmInfo.It is impossible to open the case on March 1, 2008 without the involvement of the first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who was at the time leading the opposition movement. Zaruhi Postanjyan, leader of the Yerkir Tsirani Party, said this at a press conference.
According to her, there was an originally planned scenario, according to which there should have been victims during the opposition rallies. <Ter-Petrosyan's goal in 2008 was not just a change of government. If he wanted this, the change of power would have happened on February 26, when those who came to the rally organized in support of Serzh Sargsyan joined the opposition supporters. It was a real power, on this day it was possible to force the authorities to leave. But Ter-Petrosyan did not do this, he waited. His plan included the events of March 1,> said Postanjyan.Already on March 1, as Postanjyan assured, she, together with several political figures, visited the headquarters of Ter-Petrosian, informing him that the people gathered at the Myasnikyan monument require a meeting with him:
Ter-Petrosyan refused to go, he said that it was not his people, he did not gather them, it was a spontaneous rally, and he had nothing to go there>.According to Postianjian, it was originally planned that the first victim should have been a policeman. <And it would have happened if our colleague Armen Martirosyan, who had been injured as a result of the clashes, had not covered this policeman with his body. Who were the people who intended to kill the policeman, is still not established>, she said.Postianjian also found it strange that during the clashes Ter-Petrosian's team did not arrive at the scene. <It is clear that they led everything to ensure that there were victims. I say this as an eyewitness to the events of March 1,> said Postanjyan.
It should be noted that as a result of clashes at opposition rallies that followed the 2008 presidential elections in Armenia, at which Serj Sargsyan won de jure, 10 people were killed on March 1. The investigation of the case is still ongoing. Within the framework of the case, the second President of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, and a number of high-ranking officials of that time are being charged with overthrowing the constitutional system.Recall that the current Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was an active supporter of Levon Ter-Petrosyan. After the events of March 1, 2008, Pashinyan was convicted on charges of organizing mass riots for 7 years, and, after serving 2 years, was released.