The trial into the notorious Harsnakar case has been adjourned till October 3.
Attorney Avag Lalayan, who was assigned to defend Arman Khachatryan, motioned the Court to adjourn the session for seven days to be able to thoroughly study the case material.
Vahe Grigoryan, the legal successor of Vahe Avetyan, requested the judge to create all conditions for journalists to feel comfortable at sittings. He noted that journalists were standing while police officers in civilian clothing were sitting in the hall and hindering journalists in their work. In reply, the judge said they could not ‘keep an eye on everyone sitting in the rows.'
The sitting was attended by civil activists.
As a result of a June 17 brawl at the Harsnakar Restaurant owned by Republican MP Ruben Hayrapetyan, military doctors Vahe Avetisyan and Artak Bayadyan were hospitalized with serious injuries. Doctor Garik Soghomonyan was transferred to the Central Military Hospital the next day with skull trauma. Avetyan died in hospital without regaining consciousness 12 days later. The uproar following the death of the military doctor made Hayrapetyan renounce his mandate.
Six people, including Ruben Hayrapetyan's bodyguard, have been arrested on charges of beating military physicians at the Harsnakar Restaurant. Garik Margaryan, Arman Baghdasaryan, David Adamyan, Arman Khachatryan, Norayr Hayrapetyan and Arthur Babloyan are charged with Article 112, Part 1 of the Armenian Criminal Code (causing life-threatening bodily injuries to two and more persons.