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  • "Judicial System Was Raped Again"

    05:31 PM | TODAY | POLITICS

    Military doctor Vahe Avetyan was killed in Yerevan a year ago.

    On June 17, 2012, Avetyan was brutally beaten at the Harsnakar
    restaurant owned by Ruben Hayrapetyan, President of the Armenian
    Football Federation, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia, by
    Hayrapetyan's bodyguards. The young doctor and father of two children,
    died on June 28 without coming to himself.

    "Vahe Avetyan" initiative group today issued a statement announcing
    about the establishment of a tribunal of public justice.

    Garegin Chookaszian, a member of the initiative group, says by delaying
    the trial the ruling regime aimed to divert public attention from
    the tragic incident and once again conceal the crime. "In the passed
    eight months we became convinced that the fundamental principle of
    the judicial system was raped again," he said.

    Armenia's ex-Ombudsman Larisa Alaverdyan, another member of the group,
    says one of the gravest crimes was committed in June, 2012. "It
    was encroachment against an army officer; a military doctor. It
    was a heavy social, moral and legal blow. This is unforgivable. I
    disagree with the authorities' statement that we should wait for a
    legal assessment," she said.

    The ex-ombudsman says she has the impression that they are attempting
    to conceal Avetyan's murder the way Azerbaijan is concealing the
    pogroms in Sumgait.