Statement Made By The “National Democratic Party”
In internal political struggle one shouldn’t cross the border after which our national interests are jeopardized, two Armenian states the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh deteriorate in the international arena. The collection of signatures about handing Robert Kocharyan over to Hague Court crosses this border.
Why? Isn’t it the initiative of the citizens that Hague Court is starting the process of the accusation for committing crime against the humanity? The judicial process is possible only if one appeals to a state or an international organization charging the other side for genocide, ethnic cleansing or military crime. The verdict against the Sudanese President charged for committing genocide and ethnic cleansing is the latest proof of the before mentioned.
Azerbaijani leadership has many times announced that they are preparing a “package of cases” to appeal to Hague Court against Armenian officials for organizing ethnic cleansing, genocide and military crimes against Azerbaijanis. The collection of signatures organized by Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s supporters will definitely contribute to the initiative of Azerbaijanis, referring to the collection of signatures as a crime not only against the Azerbaijanis but also Armenians.
As a result the international court will examine not the Genocide committed by the Turks in the beginning of the previous century or ethnic cleansing organized by the Azerbaijanis in the beginning of this century, but Armenia, in the person of Robert Kocharyan, gradually involving many other participants of the liberation struggle as accused.
Thus the collection of the signatures is firstly addressed to our nation rather than Robert Kocharyan, including those giving their signatures who don’t understand the danger. The problem is far not in protecting or not protecting the ex-President.
It is not late to stop this initiative. They can’t come out with a public announcement regarding that. Otherwise we can think that by this initiative the organizers intend to contribute to Azerbaijan’s initiative to appeal to Hague Court against the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh by false accusations.
Administration of National Democratic Party, July 20, 2008