INVESTIGATION INTO BEATING AND DEATHS OF SOLDIERS COMPLETED: REPRIMANDS ALL AROUND

02.19.2014 16:51 epress.am

The official investigation into the beating of military conscript
Mher Khlghatyan is now completed. According to local daily Haykakan
Zhamanak, upon RA Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan's orders, based
on the results of the investigation, the commander of the military
unit was reprimanded, while the deputy commander for combat readiness
of the military unit was severely reprimanded.

According to further orders by Armenia's defense minister, dismissed
from his post was chief of the military unit's medical service,
Capitain Arman Tadevosyan, who is arrested and accused of beating
Khlghatyan.

Also completed is the investigation into the Jan. 20 death of Edik
Shahnazaryan from meningitis. According to the newspaper's source,
the military unit's commander and deputy commander for working with
the staff were reprimanded. Under Ohanyan's orders, the military
unit's chief of staff, the assistant to the commander for social and
legal matters, and the regimental commander were severely reprimanded,
while the chief of the medical service was demoted, and the chief of
the military unit's infirmary was fired from his job.

Based on the results of the investigation into the death of military
conscript Hayk Makaryan also from illness, chief of the military
unit's medical service was reprimanded.

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