Hayk Babukhanyan, a lawmaker from the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), today called [Armenia's ex- interior minister] Vano Siradeghyan a criminal irrespective of journalists' claims that Siradeghyan's crime is not proven yet.
"There is a verdict, a court decision that proves Siradeghyan's crime," he said.
However, Mr. Babukhanyan could not remember the verdict or recall any episode from the trial which proved the ‘grave crime' committed by Sirageghyan.
"Vano Siradeghyan avoided punishment, and took to flight, but I do believe that justice will be reinstated one day," said the HHK member.
During today's press conference, Mr. Babukhanyan did not conceal his hatred towards the Armenian National Congress (HAK) and called its members criminals.
"They are ordinary criminals who committed crimes against the Armenian nation and have gone unpunished. But I am hopeful that one day they will be brought to justice," he said.
The HHK MP did not agree that as a representative of the legislative body he was violating the presumption of innocence by libelling HAK members as criminals.
The MP considers himself a Christian and says he is intolerant towards HAK's anti-Christian steps.
"Armenians should be consistent in their intolerance," he stressed.