ArmInfo. The Armenian authorities together with the opposition should build the state that 1999 October 27 terrorist attack victims dreamed on. On October 22, MP of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Arman Babajanyan stated this from the rostrum of the parliament.
According to him, soon on October 27, the public of Armenia will mark the 20th anniversary of that tragic date. "20 years ago in this room a group of villains shot the elected leaders of the state - parliament speaker Karen Demirchyan and Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, who aroused hope in Armenian society," the MP said. He added that that crime was directed against the statehood and independence of the country. According to the MP, it is necessary to return the development of the state to the harbor, from which it stopped in October 1999. "We are obliged to fully disclose that crime. Meanwhile, unfortunately, this issue is not fixed on our agenda. The new authorities should make efforts in this direction, which, on the one hand, will be a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack, and on the other, restore justice, "said the MP, adding that the attack was organized and carried out by internal and external forces that have not yet been identified. And this, the MP continued, means that such attacks can happen again at any time.
It should be noted that October 27 marks the 20th anniversary of the attack in the Armenian parliament. October 27, 1999, when a group of terrorists broke into parliament and shot and killed Prime Minister of Armenia Vazgen Sargsyan, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia Karen Demirchyan, Vice-Speakers Yuri Bakhshyan and Ruben Miroyan, Minister of Operational Affairs Leonard Petrosyan and MPs Armenak Armenakyan, Mikayel Kotanyan . The terrorist group included former journalist Nairi Hunanyan, who worked for some time on television in Armenia, his brother Karen Hunanyan, their uncle Vram Galstyan, as well as Derenik Bejanyan and Ashot Knyazyan. Their trial began on February 15, 2001. On December 2, 2003, the Center-Nork-Marash trial court sentenced the Nairi and Karen Unanyan brothers, Edik Grigoryan, Vram Galstyan (in 2004, according to the official version, committed suicide), Derenik Bejanyan and Ashot Knyazyan to life imprisonment. Hamlet Stepanyan was sentenced to 14 years in prison (In May 2010, his body was found in his bed in the Nubarashen detention center). All seven were found guilty of treason and terrorism. The RA Court of Cassation upheld the verdict.