YEREVAN. – Armenian opposition Heritage Party demands a condemnation and breakthrough steps regarding the cruel beating in Harsnakar Restaurant complex.
“Today 35-year-old Vahe Avetyan was buried. His tragic death shocked the public and reminded about the atmosphere of impunity and victims of other atrocities.
With skepticism we expect that the assurances given by law enforcement forces will be confirmed with results.
Armenian MP, the owner of the restaurant Ruben Hayrapetyan bears responsibility for the tragic event. We hope that Ruben Hayrapetyan’s statements about the incident are earnest.
We demand condemnation words from the Armenian President and also breakthrough steps,” the statement of Heritage reads.
As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, an incident occurred at 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 restaurant employees.
High-ranking military doctor Vahe Avetyan died in hospital on June 29.
A criminal case is launched, and the Police have detained six people.
The Restaurant’s owner is ruling party influential MP, head of the Armenian Football Federation, and businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan.
Candlelight vigil in memory of Vahe Avetyan was held in front of the restaurant on June 30.