March 1: the Unsolved Crime
The “March 1: the Unsolved Crime” event initially planned as a debate was held as a discussion: RPA deputies Margarit Yesayan and Mkrtich Minasyan made a last minute cancellation of their previously confirmed participation. ANC deputy Aram Manukyan, lawyer Seda Safaryan and human rights defender Vardan Harutyunyan took part in the discussion.

Aram Manukyan is convinced the solution of March 1 crime is only possible after a shift in power. “The blame rests with the authorities in power: they will never cut their own throat”, he says.

Seda Sarafyan thinks that the reason for unsolved crime is the unwillingness of the authorities.

“The more we move away from March 1, the farther the crime disclosure becomes. However, I have another viewpoint: the March 1 case has been solved from the very beginning. The fact gathering group assessed a number of circumstances and the assessment is all-encompassing”, she notes.

Head of the Center for Freedom and Rights Vardan Harutyunyan also believes that the crime is solved; it is a different matter that the guilty have not been punished.

“The March 1 case is not only solved, the guilty are already condemned. Only the fact that they are afraid to come and stand here in front of the cameras with me and talk March 1, is a condemnation. They are condemned to avoid cameras, publicity, those standing here now and journalists”, - Harutyunyan claims.

Secretary of ANC faction Aram Manukyan believes that if the authorities were willing to solve the March 1 crime, thousands of people would testify as witnesses. 

“People are afraid to give testimony, because their testimony is against those who would interview them”, ANC deputy believes. He is sure the time will come when RPA deputies will join the opposition to solve the March 1 crime.

Seda Safaryan presumes that the two political parties must bear liability for March 1. “I’m for the truth to be discovered, no matter what it reveals”, she asserts.

Vardan Harutyunyan is critical of the March 1 ad hoc committee. However, the human rights defender is sure that the blood can never be forgotten.

On February 28 the Media Center initiated a discussion entitled “March 1: the Unsolved Crime”. The speakers of the discussion were: Aram Manukyan, Secretary of NA ANC Faction; Seda Safaryan, member of fact-gathering group on March 1, lawyer; Vardan Harutyunyan, Head of Center for Freedom and Rights NGO.

Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: solutions offered by elders’ candidates
September 11, Media Center hosted a discussion on Yerevan Elders’ Elections: Yerevan’s architectural profile and construction problems: within the frames of the discussion the candidates presented their suggestions and solutions.
Demand to Release Shant Harutyunyan and Possible Developments
In the last few days discussions about releasing Shant Harutyunyan became heated especially after Harutyunyan’s son’s speech. At a September 6 Media Center discussion Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor office, Vardan Harutyunyan, head of center of right and freedom and Hovsep Khurshudyan, head of Free Citizen NGO presented their views regarding the issue.
NA Monitoring. The Results of the 3rd Session period of the 6th Convention of the NA
It is 8 years the NA monitoring has presented the monitoring results of the NA session periods.
“The velvet Revolution sends out the message that now Armenia is more open to the world and for investments”, says the ambassador of Brazil to Armenia.
September 7 this year marks 196th anniversary of Brazil’s independence. On this occasion Media Center hosted H.E. Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Brazil to Armenia.
“The key principle of the transitional justice is to establish solidarity in the society”: Avetik Ishkhanyan
September 4, Media Center hosted a press conference on Transitional Justice: Extreme or Necessity” attended by Avetik Ishkhanyan, president of Armenian Helsinki Committee.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events