To File A Criminal Case Against Davit Shahnazaryan

A. Mkhitaryan

Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 16, 2008

As we know representative of the center of Armenian Pan National
Movement Davit Shahnazaryan publicly signed a note, which requires to
hand "Robert Kocharyan’s case" over to Hague International Criminal

Firstly we must underscore that the note regarding the grave crime
committed by Armenia’s ex-President Robert Kocharyan, that has been
signed by D.

Shahnazaryan is a written statement. If we take into account the fact
that it has been elucidated by the Mass Media then we must say that
this statement has turned into a report regarding a crime.

In fact directly or indirectly, Davit Shahnazaryan shoulders
the responsibility of proving the accusations, according to which
R. Kocharyan has committed grave crimes such as overthrow (Criminal
Code article 300).

In our view Davit Shahnazaryan didn’t forget that once opposition
raised the issue of breaching the constitution and running for the
presidential elections with falsified documents, but they didn’t
achieve any legal results.

In our view he didn’t forget about the fact that the international
community has recognized the election returns of both 1998 and 2003
presidential elections.

The second crime of which he accuses Robert Kocharyan is the
"organization of October 27", by his20"personal dictatorship he
consolidated the regime of chieftains", another serious crime, which
Davit Shahnazaryan has to prove. But a question arises here: Why didn’t
he raise this issue or appeal to Hague Court for the last 10 years.

The third crime, Robert Kocharyan was accused of, is the organization
of the "cruel slaughter" of March 1. Though it has been written and
said many times that there is no such order in reality and the inquest
regarding the murders is in process Davit Shahnazaryan continues to
stand his ground.

Very good, in that case he has to prove it. It is the obligation of
the applicant to prove the charges.

Independent of appealing to Hague Court the applicant must first
of all submit the accusations to the corresponding law enforcement
bodies in our country. But, no doubt, he will never submit any proof,
simply because they don’t exist.

By now there is no information whether or not the ex-President intends
to appeal to the Prosecutor General to file a criminal case against
Davit Shahnazaryan for slander. But in spite of that, because press
has already published the before mentioned "crime", the General
Prosecutors’ or any other law enforcement structure, must prepare
materials regarding the author of those crimes or refuse to institute
criminal case, in case they fail to submit corresponding materials.

In case they really fail to submit fac ts the second logical and legal
step should be filing a criminal case against Davit Shahnazaryan for
giving false testimony about a crime.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS