Special investigation service mulls Armenian ex-presidents’ interrogation on March 1 case

Special investigation service mulls Armenian ex-presidents’ interrogation on March 1 case

PanARMENIAN.Net - Head of the special investigation service (SIS) Andranik Mirzoyan said that Armenia’s SIS will consider the expediency of interrogation of Armenian former presidents Levon Ter-Petrossian and Robert Kocharian as part of investigation of the March 1-2, 2008, tragic events.

Mirzoyan noted that materials of the case are again studied. Specifically, the ways for revelation of new witnesses in the case are currently discussed. According to him, new specialists and experts may be invited as part of the investigation.

Recently, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan urged law enforcers to intensify investigation of the March 1-2, 2008, events.

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 protest actions 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.

Armenia’s then president Robert Kocharian imposed a state of emergency for 20 days as per the law.

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