The six people charged with violent beating of military physicians at the Harsnakar restaurant during a June 17 brawl do not understand what they are exactly convicted of.
During today's court session in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan's Avan and Nor Nork districts, the prosecutor presented the charges filed against the six defendants but they rejected the accusations, saying they do not understand clearly what they are accused of.
As a result of a June 17 brawl at the Harsnakar Restaurant owned by former Republican MP Ruben Hayrapetyan, military doctor Vahe Avetisyan and his three friends were hospitalized with serious injuries. Avetyan, 35, died in hospital 12 days later without regaining consciousness. The uproar following the death of the military doctor made Hayrapetyan renounce his mandate.
Six people, including Ruben Hayrapetyan's bodyguard, were later 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.