The assassination attempt on the leader of National Self-Determination Union Party Paruyr Hayrikyan was politically motivated, Hayrikyan's friend, lawyer Karo Yeghnukyan told journalists on Tuesday.
"I agree with Hayrikyan that the attempt was organized by the Russian imperialists. Vartan Ayvazyan is not the key actor here but just a link of a big chain," Yeghnukyan said.
Hayrikyan's lawyer Levon Baghdasaryan said that he would do his best to find and punish those guilty.
The assassination attempt on Hayrikyan was committed on Jan 31. Hayrikyan was then a presidential candidate. The key suspect is another former presidential candidate Vartan Ayvazyan.