ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AGAINST PARUYR HAYRIKYAN AIMED TO SCARE PEOPLE – RAFFI HOVHANNISIAN
13:25 ~U 01.02.13
Presidential candidate Raffi Hovhannisian says the assassination
attempt against Paruyr Hayrikyan is an an attempt to scare people.
“I do not think that it is a blow addressed to the authorities or
opposition it is a blow to the right of Armenian state,” Hovhannisian
said at the meeting with Facebook activists.
The Heritage party leader said if the authorities fail to reveal the
case, it means they are related to this assassination attempt.
“I strictly condemn the assassination attempt against Hayrikyan and
consider it being against me as well. The ruling authorities are
trying to divert the process of elections as they are afraid of real
votes of people,” he said, demanding that the authorities, law
enforcers find the criminal.
The presidential candidate said it was an attempt to mar the
opportunity of conducting free elections in the country.
“It was against the votes of our people. The strength of expression of
people’s votes is obvious,” he said. “It was not against Raffi, Hrant,
Paruyr, Serzh but it was an attempt to scare people,” he noted,
wishing Paruyr Hayrikyan health and successful comeback.