Larisa Alaverdyan: Ruben Hayrapetyan should return the mandate
Where a crime is committed, it is not important if the area is private or a state one, culprits should be responsible. A member of the parliament, oligarch and the owner of Harsnaqar restaurant, Ruben Hayrapetyan, should return his mandate especially if the society demands that.
He should do that stemming from the moral norms, even not relying on legal norms, ex-deputy of the parliament from the opposition Heritage party, Larisa Alaverdyan, said at today's press-conference.
"We have been dealing with the trained beasts which committed this crime with special cruelty. The society should be consistent and trace the process to the end. Only specific and consistent pressure of the society will make it possible to gain fair verdict", she said.
For her part, singer Lilit Pipoyan added that such a tragedy may happen in any family and if we unite, we shall be able to gain justice in this process as well as in numerous similar processes.
To recall, the incident occurred at the Harsnaqar restaurant on June 17, where several military doctors including Edgar Mikoyan, Arkadi Aghajanyan, Garik Soghomonyan, Artak Bayadyan and Vahe Avetyan were brutally beaten by the restaurant employees, as a result5, the latter died on 29 June.
Criminal case was instigated. Police detained 8 people, including an employee of security service of the restaurant, Garik Markaryan, who was the most active when beating the military doctors. Earlier the head of the Armenian Police Vladimir Gasparyan and Defence Minister Seyran Ohanyan said that the guilty persons will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.