YEREVAN, July 26. /ARKA/. The Secretary General of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Yury Khachaturov came to the Special Investigation Agency of Armenia for questioning over bloody events of 2008.
After the 2008 presidential election, Armenian opposition headed by the first president Levon Ter-Petrosyan, who was defeated by Serzh Sargsyan in the then presidential race, staged protests saying the election had been fraudulent and the results had been rigged. The rallies ended in clashes between protesters and law enforcements.
As a result, ten were killed and more than 200 injured. Many were arrested.
In recent days, the Special Investigative Service told Novosti-Armenia that Khachaturov, who served in 2008 as chief of the Yerevan military garrison, was summoned for questioning as witnesses, and later this information was confirmed by the press office of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Today, Khachaturov refrained from answering journalists’ questions.
Also former defense minister Mikael Harutyunyan is wanted by the law-enforcement authorities as a defendant in the case.
He is accused of illegally using the Armenian armed forces against opposition supporters who demonstrated in Yerevan in the wake of the disputed presidential election held in February 2008.
Robert Kocharyan, former president, is reportedly in the Special Investigative Service’s building now.
He was summoned as witness as well. -0—