The investigator on the case of unrest in Yerevan in 2008 is suing the bosses

© AFP 2018 / Karen Mparisons law enforcement agencies of Armenia in Yerevan. Archival photoThe investigator on the case of unrest in Yerevan in 2008 is suing the bosses© 2018 AFP / Karen Minasyan

The head of the investigative group on the case of riots in Yerevan 2008 Vahan Harutyunyan declared wanted on suspicion of falsification of documents filed in the court on the Chapter Spetssetstroy service Sasun Khachatryan, demanding to refute the accusations, this was reported on the portal of judicial information datalex.am.

Earlier, the special investigation service said Harutyunyan, as the senior investigator for particularly important cases and the head of the investigative group on the case March 1-2, 2008, organized with the help of private investigators and police officers, including experts, falsification of documents. Later, these accusations are confirmed Khachatryan.

«In the court of the city of Yerevan received a claim Vahagn Harutyunyan vs Sasun Khachatryan, demanding to oblige the Respondent to refute the slanderous text», — stated in the message. The suit charged the judge Hayarpi Zargaryan.

According to the materials of the case, published by the special investigation service of RA has established that the military was involved in clashes between demonstrators and police and fired weapons, but «guided by group interests, has taken no steps to identify circumstances of the killings and falsified discovered at the scene evidence». In particular, the service state on switch 1 thousand shells, which, according to the materials of the case, participated in conducting examination of the forensic police.

Earlier, the special investigation service of Armenia has charged ex-President Robert Kocharian in the overthrow of the constitutional order in the criminal case on the crackdown of protests in 2008. The day after he was arrested for two months, but the appellate court reversed this decision, citing the immunity of the former President. Later, the court of cassation returned the case to the court of appeal for further examination.

In the case of dispersal of the protests on 1 March 2008 charges were brought against former defense Minister Mikayel Harutyunyan, who declared in the international wanted list, and former Secretary General of the CSTO Yuri Khachaturov, who served in 2008 in the armed forces of Armenia. Khachaturov was released on bail.

The Armenian opposition led by first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who ran in the presidential elections of 19 February 2008 and have lost to Serzh Sargsyan, then held in the center of Yerevan rallies, expressing dissatisfaction with the official results of the vote. The protests on March 1-2 resulted in riots and clashes of protesters with police, in which ten people were killed and about 200 were injured.

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