“The Injured of March 1 Should Receive State Support.” Discussion
The final identification of problems related to the murders and injured persons on March 1, 2008, as well as the lack of adequate political and legal assessment on the state level, became one of the main obstacles to the development of Armenia.

“I do not agree that we talk about the tragic events of March 1 only on March 1. This day is always with us, if that day did not occur, we would now live in another Armenia without a doubt,” Vardan Harutyunyan, human rights defender, said adding that the victims of March 1 have been mainly discussed for years but it is important to remember also the problems of the injured people.

Vardan Harutyunyan, Armen Martirosyan, Deputy Chairman of “Heritage” Party, MP Candidate of “Ohanyan-Raffi-Oskanyan” Alliance, Armen Khachatryan, Lawyer, participated in the discussion on the topic of “The Problems of the Injured People during March 1 Events”. 

Among the injured people, there were quite severe injuries, he says and adds: “These people did not receive adequate legal and state support. Generally, March 1 can be considered revealed, the fact-finding group did quite a lot in that direction. It is only left to sentence those who committed the crime.”

Lawyer Armen Khachatryan said that according to official figures, there were 300 wounded on March 1, 150 of them were considered aggrieved.

“ In those days, who proclaimed being injured a criminal case was filed against them for resisting the police, the majority was afraid to speak out about being wounded,” he said, adding that several people did not succumb and fought for their rights until the end.

He also informed that the case of the successors of the victims of March 1 is in the final stage of consideration by the European Court of Human Rights and expressed hope that soon the Court will make an appropriate decision.

Armen Martirosyan said that the scope of March 1 case is very wide.

“There is a problem of political assessment, legal assessment, psychological and social problems, none of which has been resolved. First of all, state and political assessment is required then the case should be legally disclosed, the injured and the families of victims should be provided with an adequate state support,” Martirosyan said.  

To watch the video, follow the link.  

Lilit Arakelyan, editor/events coordinator at “Media Center”

To contact the author please send an email to lilitarakelyan@pjc.am.

Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
“Eastern Partnership Summit 2017: Armenia's Step towards Europe”
The following Eastern Partnership Summit will be held in Brussels on November 24, within the framework of which Armenia-EU framework agreement is to be signed.
Design and Marketing of Museum Education Programs Press conference at the Russian Art Museum
A press conference entitled “Design and Marketing of Museum Education Programs” was held by Media Center at the Russian Art Museum on November 21. The first regional training will be held for the museums of Armenia, Artsakh, Georgia, Iran and Jordan on the topic of "Design and Marketing of Museum Education Programs" in Yerevan on November 22-25, 2017.
Media Center Project of the Public Journalism Club participated in Career and Entrepreneurship fair held on November 17.
“Students Against Army Respite: Demands and Proposals”
A discussion entitled “Students Against Army Respite: Requirements and Proposals” was held at Media Center on November 8 attended by Aren Manukyan, Member of the initiative “For the sake of development of science 2004” and Misha Tadevosyan, Member of Education Civic Initiative, Education Expert.
“Vision of RA Security and Defense of Yelq Alliance: Pre-Election Program and Practical Steps”
Parties of the National Assembly of the sixth convocation have separate provisions and recommendations regarding the country's security issues in their electoral programs.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Press Releases
Armenia-Turkey Events