EDUARD SHARMAZANOV: IF ONE OF FORMER ARMENIAN PRESIDENTS CAN BE BROUGHT BEFORE HAGUE COURT, FOR SURE, IT IS NOT ROBERT KOCHARIAN
JU LY 28
According to Eduard Sharmazanov, the Spokesperson of the Republican
Party of Armenia (RPA), only after the judicial enquiries on
the March 1 case it will become clear whether there are political
prisoners in Armenia. As he stated at the July 28 press conference,
RPA considers that there should not be people prosecuted for their
political convictions in Armenia.
Touching upon radical opposition’s rally envisaged on August 1, E.
Sharmazanov said that by the rally the oppositionists wish to ensure
their place and role in Armenia’s political life, which is normal. "I
do not think that the demand of Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation to be
voiced at the August 1 rally will be able to change anything," the
RPA Spokesperson said. He affirmed that today it is time to work and
to implement programs, and in that context the opposition, instead
of holding rallies, should be involved in a constructive activity.
According to E. Sharmazanov, the collection of signatures the
opposition started to bring Robert Kocharian before Hague court is
an absurd process.
"If any of the former Armenian Presidents can be brought before
Hague court, for sure it is not R. Kocharian," he stated. According
to E. Sharmazanov, time will show what this or that figure has done
for the country. Under R.
Kocharian, according to him, "a normal economic growth was recorded,"
and 1998-2008 were years of achievements.