ARMENIAN PARLIAMENT LEADER WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH YEREVAN RESTAURANT INQUIRY
YEREVAN. - Armenia's National Assembly (NA) Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan will not intervene in the operations conducted by the country's law enforcement.
Abrahamyan responded to the letter—which was sent to him by NA's Prosperous Armenia, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, Armenian National Congress, and Heritage factions—whereby the factions had asked for a meeting with the law enforcement agencies that are investigating the criminal case launched in connection with the incident that occurred at Harsnaqar Restaurant.
"NA Speaker is not authorized to organize meetings with officials. At the same time, since an investigation is underway, I refrain from any interference—not specified by the law—with activities of the law enforcement agencies that are responsible for examining the case," Hovik Abrahamyan specifically noted in his response.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an incident had 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 security personnel. 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—who on July 3 submitted his resignation from his parliamentary seat—, Football Federation of Armenia President, and businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan.
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- 1402 Tamerlane defeats Sultan Bayazet and makes him a slave.
- 1841 The Armenian quarter of Smyrna is set on fire by Turks.
- 1855 Stepan Voskanian publishes the semi-annual "East" review in Paris (it folds in 1856).
- 1921 The Bolsheviks occupy Mountainous Armenia, the last fort of Armenian resistance.
- 1936 Opening of Yerevan's carbide factory.
- 1957 Creation of the Chemical Research Institute (National Economic Council of the Armenian SSR).