Hrachya Harutyunyan transferred from Russian prison to Armenia

MediaMax, Armenia


Armenian Ministry of Justice noted that now the competent Armenian court should accept the sentence given by the foreign state, adapting the penal action to Armenian Criminal Code and leaving the punishment unchanged.

“In accordance with the domestic legislation of Armenia, the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice will decide the type of penitentiary and the correctional facility after the decision of the competent Russian court is accepted and set for execution,” the Ministry stated.

Mediamax finds it worth reminding that a gravel-carrying truck, driven by Armenian citizen Hrachya Harutyunyan, ran into a bus in Podolsk, near Moscow, on 13 July 2013. 18 people died in the accident.

Hrachya Harutyunyan was found guilty by the Articles 264 (Violation of Traffic Rules and Rules for Operation of Transport Vehicles) and 327 (Forgery of Falsified Documents) of the Russian Criminal Code and sentenced to 6 years and 9 months of imprisonment.