We are dealing with a group of criminals. We demand relevant bodies to find out the circumstances surrounding the death of the ten people killed during the March 2008 post-election clashes, says Gagik Jhangiryan, an MP of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK).
The opposition alliance plans to introduce a proposal on formation of an interim parliamentary committee to investigate the March 1 deadly events. The bill will be introduced in the National Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 27.
"Not a single political force, including the ruling majority, shows interest in the disclosure of the deadly bloodshed," he stressed.
Mr. Jhangiryan does not know any Republican MP who will support HAK's move. "This will be a kind of test to find out who really cares to reveal the tragic events of March 1," he said.
Eduard Sharmazanov, a senior representative of the ruling Republican Party, considers HAK's initiative manipulation on the threshold of the presidential elections.
"If anyone, including Mr. Jhangiryan, has arguments, evidence or witnesses, I recommend that they apply to relevant bodies," said Mr. Sharmazanov.
Then he reminded that a similar committee chaired by Samvel Nikoyan once functioned at the National Assembly, which, he said, worked transparently.
Aram Harutyunyan, a member of the aforesaid committee, says none of the ten murderers was disclosed by the committee.