VARDAN GHUKASYAN DID NOT TURN UP IN COURT AGAIN
08:56 PM | TODAY | POLITICS
A court in Armenia’s Shirak provice today continued the hearing of
the murder case of Karen Yesayan, the would-be son-in-law of former
Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan.
The court is already finishing the questioning of witnesses. During the
last hearing the court decided to subpoena the last five witnesses,
including ex-mayor Vardan Ghukasyan and his daughter who earlier
refused to testify in court. However, the group did not show up at
today’s hearing either.
Yesayan was found dead in his Mercedes vehicle in the vicinities
of the city’s Mother Armenia statue on the day of his engagement
with Ghukasyan’s daughter in April 2012. A few days later the local
police detained Harutyun Sargsyan, the son of Samvel Sargsyan, former
chief of police for the town of Ani, on suspicion of the murder. The
controversial murder was first believed to be motivated by jealousy,
but then it was said to be politically motivated.
Ghukasyan, who is a member of the Republican Party of Armenia, said
that the detainees were members of the electoral headquarters of
Prosperous Armenia Party [PAP] in Gyumri and linked the murder to
the electoral process underway in the city.
For more details, watch the video of Gyumri’s GALA TV.