HERITAGE CONDEMNS HARSNAKAR BEATING AND CALLS FOR PUNISHMENT

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07:38 pm | Today | Social

The funeral of military doctor Vahe Avetyan, who died after being
brutally beaten at the Harsnakar restaurant, was held in Yerevan today.

"The tragic death of 33-year-old Vahe Avetyan shocked the public,
awakening grave memories about atrocities and people who fell victim
to this atmosphere of impunity. We have witnessed similar tragedies
many times," Heritage party said in a statement.

The party conveys its deepest condolences to the family, relatives,
and colleagues of Vahe Avetyan and condemns the brutal beating,
the participants in the brawl and the sinful indifference of the
restaurant administration.

Heritage expects that the assurances of law enforcement agencies
to disclose the crime and strictly punish those guilty of Avetyan's
death will come true.

"We believe that Ruben Hayrapetyan, owner of the restaurant complex,
MP from the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), bears the greatest
responsibility for the tragedy. We want to believe that he was sincere
while condemning the crime and seriously contemplates over his moral
duty to refuse his deputy mandate," reads the statement.

The party says the reason for the tragedy is the atmosphere of
permissiveness and impunity and demands that the country's president
say his word concerning the incident.