Shirak Region lawyers ready to help relatives of slain Gyumri family
The attorneys of Armenia’s Shirak Region stand ready to provide free
legal assistance to the relatives of the Avetisyan family members, who
were brutally killed recently in Gyumri city, and to act as their
representative, lawyer Hayk Harutyunyan wrote on his Facebook account.
“If need be, we are ready to get involved with all 30 attorneys, and
provide assistance,” Harutyunyan specifically wrote.
The Avetisyan family relatives had told Armenian News-NEWS.am that
they need legal and psychological assistance, and they also want for
their safety to be ensured.
Within the framework of the criminal case that has been filed into
this brutal murder, the slain Avetisyan family members have been
recognized as victims, but the case still does not have the legal
successors of these victims; for that reason, the aforesaid relatives
need to petition to the investigator.
As reported earlier, six members of the Avetisyan family–including a
two-year-old girl–were shot dead, and a six-month-old baby was wounded
in their house in Gyumri on January 12; but the baby boy died in
hospital on January 19.
Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in
the city, stands accused in this crime. Permyakov was apprehended by
the Russian border guards near the Armenian-Turkish border on the same
night, he was arrested on January 14, and he is held in custody at the
Russian military base.
The soldier is charged under Russian law, with “the murder of more
than two people” and “desertion with a service weapon.” And on January
21, the Investigative Committee of Armenia also filed a criminal
charge against Permyakov, and with “premeditated murder of two or more
persons.” The Russian soldier has accepted the charge.
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