PARUYR HAYRIKYAN INTENDS NOT TO POSTPONE ELECTION IN ORDER NOT TO PLAY INTO HANDS OF HOSTILE FORCES
18:07, 4 February, 2013
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 4, ARMENPRESS: Presidential candidate Paruyr
Hayrikyan intends not to play into hands of hostile forces by
postponing elections after assassination attempt and surgery. This
was noted by Hayrikyan during the interview with journalists in “St.
Grigor Lusavorich” medical center on February 4. “I don’t want to
play into hands of those people who are hostile towards our nation and
democracy; initially I intended not to postpone elections,” Armenpress
quoted Paruyr Hayrikyan, adding his lawyer and representatives would
present his position over the issue of delay at 12:00, February 5.
Presidential candidate, leader of union for “National
Self-Determination” Paruyr Hayrikyan was shot around 11:30 PM, January
31 in Tpagrichner Street, Kentron district of Yerevan. Hayrikyan got
a gunshot wound to shoulders’ area and was operated on in “St. Grigor
Lusavorich” medical center.
Criminal case under article 34-305 of Armenian Criminal Code has
been already initiated over the assassination attempt against
presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan. Preliminary investigation
of the criminal case is implemented by joint investigation group of
National Security Service and Armenian Police, led by head of the
investigation department of NSS, Colonel Mnatsakan Marukyan. Operative
investigation group has developed several versions of the criminal
case which are being checked.