ArmInfo.Today, information terrorism in Armenia is a serious threat to state security. The former Ombudsman of Armenia, human rights activist Karen Andreasyan stated this in a conversation with ArmInfo.
Andreasyan noted that the situation gets even more dangerous, as subversive activities in the rear of the current government are carried out in the context of the fight against coronavirus. As the expert put it, the mafia structures representing the former authorities are taking steps to undermine the foundations of statehood. Information terrorism plays the key role, being committed through the mafia-controlled media, political scientists and other "mafia prostitutes". This is done through the dissemination through their channels of blatant lies and hoax in order to create the impression of oppression and lawlessness by the current authorities. Andreasyan drew attention to the fact that, at the same time, the current Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan, based on preliminary information about such "incidents" and not understanding the situation, makes harsh statements, while subsequently it becomes clear that the criminals and offenders were ''the aggrieved'' party.
The aim of information terrorism, as Andreasyan emphasizes, is to create a false impression of the situation in Armenia among representatives of the Diaspora and international structures, as well as undermine the credibility of the authorities in society. "These are dirty, mafia technologies that are used not in political but in criminal struggle," the human rights activist emphasized.
According to him, the biggest mistake of the authorities is that they do not explain to the public that the current struggle is not a struggle of the former regime with the current one or of the opposition with the authorities, but a struggle between the mafia and the people. Moreover, the acts of the former authorities are fully covered by Article 223 of the RA Criminal Code - the creation of a criminal community or participation in a criminal community. This act covers all the criminal phenomena that took place earlier - that is, a system of kickback schemes and spirit de corps, which was controlled from one center of the mafia.
As Andreasyan put it, information terrorism organized by the former authorities can be considered as a path towards a corruption revolution. The expert noted that the aforementioned mafia structure was formed in Armenia in 1995- 96, when people in power illegally accumulated huge wealth due to the impoverishment of the people. Now it faces the task of understanding what kind of person will be acceptable to the people from the point of view of spreading outright lies - whether it be the former head of the NSS, Arthur Vanetsyan or the son-in-law of former President Serzh Sargsyan, Mikael Minasyan. The task set is to achieve the return to Armenia of former officials accused of corruption and wanted, in order to return to the practice of widespread robbery and intimidation of citizens.