// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Armenia SIS head on March 1 probe: Army fired towards apartments

Armenia SIS head on March 1 probe: Army fired towards apartments

PanARMENIAN.Net - Head of the Special Investigative Service Sasun Khachatryan declared on Tuesday, September 11 that the Armenian Armed Forces opened fire towards the balconies of residential buildings in Yerevan on March 1.

Khachatryan and the Director of National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan are giving a press conference after their phone conversation about the investigation into the incidents of March 1, 2008 leaked online on Tuesday.

Second Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty organization (CSTO), Yuri Khachaturov were indicted by the Special Investigative Service. SIS, which reports to the prime minister, is investigating the deaths of ten people killed amid the violent dispersal of anti-government protesters 10 years ago.

According to Khachatryan, the soldiers started shooting after a burning bottle was thrown from one of the balconies.

Khachatryan said former Armenian authorities “had turned servicemen into mercenary, paying them to have their properties protected.”

 Top stories
The report says recent developments also resulted in a vast improvement in citizens’ perception of corruption.
The WikiLeaks papers revealed more than 16,000 procurement requests by U.S. embassies around the globe.
The paper concluded the piece with the words "Shnorhavorum em!" which stands for "Congratulations" in Armenian.
As Armenia is holding parliamentary polls, AFP has singled out five points on the culture and history of the country.
Partner news