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    Candlelight vigil for Vahe Avetyan
    01:50 PM | TODAY | SOCIAL

    A candlelight vigil is scheduled to be held this evening in front of the
    Harsnakar restaurant in Yerevan in commemoration of military physician Vahe

    Vahe Avetyan, an Armenian military doctor, father of two, was beaten to his
    death at the restaurant owned by notorious oligarch Ruben Hayrapetyan
    (Nemets Rubo), President of the Armenian Football Federation and a member
    of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia.

    This candlelight vigil starts at 7.00 p.m. it will be followed by a protest
    march to the neighbouring Avan district, where Hayrapetyan lives.

    Vahe Avetyan died on June 29, 2012 in coma, from brain injury. He was
    assaulted at the Harsnakar Restaurant on June 17, allegedly first by a
    waiter who refused to admit him because he was wearing sports gear, and
    then by security guards, who also beat two other army doctors who were with
    Avetyan. Avetyan died 12 days later in hospital without ever regaining
    consciousness. His death received much publicity and media attention in
    different circles. In September 2012, Hayrapetyan tendered his resignation
    as a member of parliament following Avetyan'smurder at his Harsnakar