During today’s press conference Suren Sirunyan, former head of bodyguards of Vano Siradeghyan, the fugitive former minister of internal affairs of Armenia, made an interesting statement. In answer to the question whether the ANC supports Vano Siradeghyan’s return to Armenia, he noted that it is first necessary to understand whether those people will benefit from his return. He thinks that the head of the Armenian National Movement Aram Manukyan, for example, will not benefit.
“When the prosecutor general filed a motion for Vano’s arrest, Aram Manukyan personally asked Vano whether he could refrain from voting or vote for his arrest since Manukyan was the vice-minister of culture then and was afraid of losing his position,” Sirunyan said.
He promised to mention other people’s names if someone tries to deny this information.
Suren Sirunyan dwelt on the details of why Vano left the country. He said that he personally accompanied Vano Siradeghyan 12 years ago. They managed to deceive the guards in front of his house and Vano Siradeghyan left the country and never returned. Sirunyan says no one knew, including himself, that Siradeghyan was going to leave the country on that day.
Sirunyan says that he was taken to the police and kept there for five days but never told the truth, otherwise he would be a Republican or OYP member and would hold a good position.
He said he would like a just court to decide whether Vano Siradeghyan can return to the homeland or not. He hopes the current atmosphere will contribute to Vano’s return.