ARMENIAN ACTIVISTS AGAIN ORGANIZED ACTION IN SUPPORT OF HRACHYA HARUTYUNYAN
18:10, 17 July, 2013
YEREVAN, JULY 17, ARMENPRESS: It is already the second day public
activists in Armenia wait somebody from Russian embassy fro giving a
letter. “Armenpress” reports that they had brought with them the second
bathrobe announcing that it is possibly not the last one. Nobody came
from embassy and the activists put the letter on the announcement
board of the embassy. Citizens explained their participation by the
fact that they demand from Russian side to respect their compatriot as
he is not murderer and criminal although had caused death of 18 people.
One of the activists mentioned that in letter they express their
condolences to the families of dead people and demand Russian law
enforcement bodies respect truck driver Hrachya Harutyunyan.
They also condemn the step of Russian side of taking Harutyunyan from
hospital to court giving him a women’s bathrobe.
In July 17 action took part activists of public organizations who had
come with flags and posters. This time members of Hrachya Harutyunyan’s
family did not take part.
On July 13 at 13:00 in New Moscow, nearby the Podolsk Village, Kamaz
truck came out of the second line and crashed into a bus driving from
Podolsk to Kurilovo, sharing it into two parts. In the result of the
car accident 18 people died and more than 60 were wounded. The driver
of the truck Hrachya Harutyunyan was accused of the violation of the
traffic security rules, causing the death of two or more people.
Two-month detention was imposed to the Armenian. He was taken to the
court in a woman’s bathrobe.
Earlier the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia Karen
Andreasyan sent an official letter to his Russian counterpart Vladimir
Lukin requesting for the protection of the dignity and other rights
of Hrachya Harutyunyan.
Hrachya Harutyunyan has been provided with two experienced lawyers
and a translator.