"THEY WILL LEAVE ARMENIA WITH SACKS OF MONEY"

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08:08 pm | March 29, 2010

Politics

Last Thursday PACE co-rapporteurs welcomed Armenia's response to their
call for a "roadmap" to put into effect the reforms recommended in
the aftermath of the March 2008 election violence.

The relatives of the March 1st ten victims consider the co-rapporteurs'
step immoral.

"How can they speak of a roadmap if none of the murderers of the
ten victims has been disclosed or examined to date? I mean the four
policemen using Cheryomukha-7 gas-powered gun during the clashes
of March 1, 2008," said Alla Hovhannisyan, the mother of perished
Tigran Khachatryan.

The relatives are not encouraged by the authorities promises on
the roadmap or the co-rapporteurs' statements. "The co-rapporteurs
deliberately turn a blind eye on the ten murders. I am convinced that
they have concluded a bargain with the Armenian authorities but I
cannot say on which issues."

"The co-rapporteurs have already cheated us in Yerevan. I believe none
of their words," said Jemma Vardumyan, the mother of David Petrosyan.

"My son was an ordinary serviceman and the authorities are obliged
to reveal his murder. How can they give promises if they say the
"page" of March 1 is closed?" said Ruzanna Harutyunyan, the mother
of Tigran Abgaryan.

Gor Kloyan's father, Sargis Kloyan, does not take the statements of
international structures seriously.

"The co-rapporteurs welcome Armenian authorities as they want to leave
Armenia with a sack of money," said Mr. Kloyan who is convinced that
none of the murders will be disclosed by the acting authorities.

"Neither President Serzh Sargsyan, nor Minister of Justice Ministry
Gevorg Danelyan and head of the Armenian delegation to PACE Davit
Harutiunian have a right to participate in the international forum
of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) due in Yerevan
on April 6-8," added the relatives.

FIDH President Souhayr Belhassen is scheduled to meet with the
relatives of the ten victims on April 5.