ARMENIA'S POLICE CHIEF PROMISES MAXIMUM INTEGRITY ON CASE OF BEATING MILITARY PHYSICIANS

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July 02, 2012 | 15:14

YEREVAN. - Armenian Chief of Police, Vladimir Gasparyan, promised to
manifest maximum integrity with respect to the case launched on the
beating of military doctors, at a capital city Yerevan restaurant,
and the death of one of them.

Responding to the query as to whether the case could be altered,
Gasparyan said during a press conference that he understands the
public demand and he ruled out nothing, but he stressed that an
investigation is underway.

And to the question as whether Ruben Hayrapetyan likewise bears
responsibility for what happened, Vladimir Gasparyan replied:

"The investigation will answer all questions and it will be absolutely
transparent. No one can maneuver the investigation."

Also, he assured that the Police intend on manifesting maximum
integrity over the course of the examination of this case.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an incident occurred at
capital city Yerevan's Harsnaqar Restaurant on June 17, where several
military doctors including Edgar Mikoyan, Arkadi Aghajanyan, Garik
Soghomonyan, Artak Bayadyan and Vahe Avetyan were brutally beaten by
the restaurant employees.

And Vahe Avetyan died in hospital on June 29.

A criminal case is launched, and the Police have detained six people.

The Restaurant's owner is senior ruling party MP, head of the Armenian
Football Federation, and businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan.

And a candlelight vigil in memory of Vahe Avetyan was held in front
of the Restaurant on June 30.