The hearing in the case of 15 servicemen who died on August 28 in the military barracks in the village of Azat continued today at the Court of General Jurisdiction of the city of Sevan, which took place in a tense atmosphere, a relative of one of the victims hit Yeghishe Hakobyan, one of the accused.
Norayr Norikyan, representative of the successors of the fallen soldiers, did not wish to comment on the incident, saying: “We must show understanding towards the victim, she lost her children, her loved ones and she has been looking for her for 9 months . The injured party has only one expectation from the outcome of this matter: to reveal the truth.”
Today was the third court hearing in this case. In the previous session, the order of examination of evidence was decided and in accordance with this order, the written evidence of the case was examined today. Norikyan said that during the session the parties delivered an opening speech. Two of the defendants, Gor Aghekyan, deputy commander of the rear of the military unit, in charge of the rear and utility operations department, and Marlen Sargsyan, head of the utility operations department of the military unit, filed a petition for modification, preventive detention chosen against them, which the court rejected.
It should be noted that there are 5 defendants in this case, three of them – Yeghishe Hakobyan, officer of the engineering department of the military unit, Gor Aghekyan, deputy commander-in-chief of the rear of the military unit, in the head of the rear and utility operations department, Marlen Sargsyan, head of the utility operations department of the military unit, are arrested, as well as the commander of the engineering reconnaissance company of the military unit, Gor Margaryan and the head from the engineering department of the military unit, Tigran Ghazaryan is at large.
The next hearing of the case will take place on December 1 at 12:00 p.m.