At least 7 of 10 murders on March 1 were committed by neither the police, nor the army, the second president Robert Kocharyan said during his trial today.
Barrister Haik Alumyan presented part of the indictment: “Certain people from the close circle of Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan were involved in retaining power, constraining the ongoing political processes who formed groups from their bodyguards and reliable people, including people with a criminal reputation, who were armed with different firearms.
The groups involving those people were involved in the events of the evening of 1 March 2008 and the night of March 2 in different streets in Yerevan.” Alumyan said it states what some persons did without stating the name of any of those persons.
Robert Kocharyan interrupted and said they are not aware whether there are criminal cases against any of those persons, whether anyone has been arrested. “The criminal case, the 80 volumes of it, contain nothing about it. I can guess why this is written. Because the fact of 10 murders is not in the criminal case at all, this episode has been so cruelly included to wash people’s brains that those crimes could be committed by their close circles. The purpose is to intoxicate the consciousness.
There is no justification for why this episode was included in the indictment. Because Vahag’s team examined all the weapons, there is no link with 10 murders, so it was from Cheryomukha. At least 7 murders were committed by other people, neither the police nor the army. They are trying to blame them,” Kocharyan said.