YEREVAN. – Our soldiers are in worse shape today, standing before the bullet, and it is not clear from where they will receive the bullet. Human rights advocate Nina Karapetyan, who is protesting in front of the government of Armenia, told this to reporters today, referring to the recent increase in the number of murders and suicides in the army.
According to her, there are two important issues: our security, and the children who die in times of peace.
As per Karapetyan, all officials should give an explanation for these incidents, as to why no such crime has been solved until the end.
According to the human rights advocate, all the respective blame is put upon the society.
In her words, the defense minister and the chief of Military Police should personally go to the military units where murders were committed.
The protesters made a statement, then signed and handed it to the government’s department of letters.
The statement says, in particular, they demand a meeting with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the heads of the law enforcement agencies immediately after the forthcoming session of the government.
Since the beginning of this year, there already have been 14 deaths in the army in times of peace.