What prevents detection of persons responsible for ‘March 1’ case?
March 1, 13:00

On March 1, the Media Center hosted an interview-conference on ‘What Prevents Detection of persons responsible for March 1 case?’ with Avetik Ishkhanyan, Chairman of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia.

During the interview, Avetik Ishkhanyan expressed an opinion that in the foreseeable future, the perpetrators of March 1 events will neither be detected, nor punished as punishing the police will mean undermining the basis of the authorities.

"If you punish police officers who committed torture or violence or beatings during elections, will the police further obey your instructions in critical situations? Instead, they will rather think: “Well, if I follow these instructions, I’ll be punished.” Since the 1990s, the Armenian authorities have mostly relied not on the people’s vote, but rather on the law enforcement agencies that help them to maintain their power."

The human rights activist also notes that the role of the police in Armenia is to protect the authorities, which contradicts the democratic values.

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