“Hayots Ashkhar” predicts the “political death” of Levon Ter-Petrosian, saying that “great individuals and geniuses” can not thrive in a democratic environment. “The society of equals is instinctively scared of geniuses,” explains the paper. “A genius is an embodiment of inequality, whereas democracy on the contrary requires a gray space of self-manifestation, general equality and liberty,” it says. “And everyone infringing on that equality will be hated by democratic society.”
“Haykakan Zhamanak” looks at the phenomenon of “lawlessness” in Armenia which it says can hit hard even government loyalists. The opposition paper describes the recently deposed parliament speaker Tigran Torosian as a victim of that lawlessness. “One day that lawlessness simply told him to pack up and go away,” it says. “Could Tigran Torosian fail to obey that order? He couldn’t because Alraghatsi Lyov (parliament deputy Levon Sargsian) would beat him up in the National Assembly just as he beat up [opposition] deputy Aramayis Barseghian years ago. Tigran Torosian looked on and smiled at the time.”
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” notes that law-enforcement bodies investigating the March 1 clashes in Yerevan have still not prosecuted anyone in connection with the deaths of at least ten people. “The murderers have not been identified, the weapons have not been found,” says the paper. The authorities have instead decided to put seven prominent opposition members arrested in the wake of the unrest on a collective trial. The paper says the case against them is a “bubble” that will burst soon.
“Azg” reports on Nagorno-Karabakh parliament speaker Ashot Ghulian’s Tuesday news conference during which he commented on Russia’s decision to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. Ghulian played down the significance of that decision, saying that it did not amount to international recognition of the two breakaway regions. “At the same time that issue of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s security has been solved,” he added, according to the paper. “In the case of Karabakh, the situation is different. We have more opportunities to achieve a full-fledged international recognition because we are on a classical path to it.”: