March 30, 2012 - 15:16 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Leader of the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC), ex-president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian is a criminal, and he should have been jailed for tragic events of 2008 and other criminal activities of the past, head of Constitutional Rights Union, Hayk Babukhanyan said.
“His last provocation was the March 1 (in 2008), he must have been imprisoned for this, but for some reason, his U.S. and European “patrons” saved him from jail”, he told a press conference in Yerevan.
Babukhanyan says March events were the consequence of Ter-Petrossian’s fascist slogan saying “Those who are not with us, are scumbags”.
People should be on alert so that to prevent Armenian National Movement, ANM (ANC’s driving political force) from repeating the “March 1 and other provocations, so that they do not jeopardize stability in the Republic of Armenia,” after the parliamentary elections, CRU head added.
Babukhanyan also commented on the criticism voiced by ANC over the upcoming elections. “The greatest ever falsifier - ANM, ANC and others - is speaking today about election forgeries more than anybody else; the criminal who forged the elections in 1995 and 1996, who should have been jailed for this,” he said.
Levon Ter-Petrossian and Gagik Jhangiryan are “godparents” of election forgery, Babukhanyan said mockingly.
From February 20, 2008, the Armenian opposition led by first president Levon Ter-Petrossian, who ran for presidency in 2008, but was not elected, held rallies in the central part of Yerevan, protesting against the election results.
The protests resulted in unrest and clashes between the police and rally participants on March 1-2. According to the Office of RA Prosecutor General, around 200 people were injured, 10 people were killed, and over 100 people were arrested.