ARMENIAN NATIONAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTY: "FILING A CLAIM AGAINST ROBERT KOCHARYAN TO HAGUE TRIBUNAL IS A GOOD PASS TO AZERBAIJAN"
July 18 2008
Intention of the Armenian opposition to collect signatures for filing
a claim to Hague tribunal against the second Armenian President Robert
Kocharyan is a good pass to Azerbaijan, considers chairman of the
National Democratic Party Shavarshe Kocharyan.
"I am not sure whether opposition is aware of it, but this is a
dangerous step, by which she invites Azerbaijan to the Hague tribunal",
noted he at a press conference.
The opposition center of the National Movement initiated a collection
of signatures against the second president Robert Kocharyan to bring
him to responsibility before Hague tribunal for March 1 events and
actions of law enforcement bodies on the day of mass upheaval.
According to Sh.Kocharyan, the case in the tribunal can only be
instituted on the basis of an appeal of an international organization
or a state, adding that it may seem that this announcement of the
opposition does not deserve attention considering the said fact.
"Yet the point is that Azerbaijan press and officials have repeatedly
stated that most officials of Armenia should be brought to Hague
tribunal. Thus, this is a step, targeting not Robert Kocharyan but
the interests of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh", said Kocharyan.
According to the expert, Azerbaijani side has prepared a package of
documents and such actions of the opposition will help Azerbaijan,
state by submitting this package to the court, to state that the said
official has committed a crime against humanity "not only towards
Azerbaijan, but also towards the Armenian people".