YEREVAN.- Up to now eighteen Armenian lawmakers have joined the initiative demanding an extraordinary parliament sitting to discuss the Harsnaqar Restaurant incident which claimed the life of a military doctor.
Among those who signed the imitative are several members of the opposition Armenian National Congress bloc, Heritage party, ARF Dashnaktsutyun, fife members of the Prosperous Armenia Party.
The protest action demanding extraordinary sitting is being held in Yerevan near the building of the National Assembly. The protestors are carrying posters with inscriptions “We demand an extraordinary parliament sitting”, “Ruben Hayrapetyan – murderer, wanted” and others.
Forty-four signatures must be collected and presented to the Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan in 24 hours. Right after that the speaker must process the application.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an incident had occurred at Armenian capital city Yerevan’s 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 security personnel. Vahe Avetyan died in hospital on June 29.
The restaurant’s owner is a businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan, who is an influential figure, ruling Republican Party of Armenia former MP, who resigned after the scandal, but remained president of Football Federation of Armenia.