Two years after the murder of the Avetisyan family in Gyumri, the relatives of the victims are still confident that those indeed guilty of the crime have not been punished.
The relatives of the Avetisyans insist that the murder has remained undisclosed. According to them, Valery Permyakov, who is accused of committing the crime, didn’t act alone. They also consider the judicial process as a show trial.
Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, stands accused in this crime. He shot 6 members of the Avetisyan family in Gyumri on January 12. Permyakov was apprehended by the Russian border guards near the Armenian-Turkish border on the same night, he was arrested on January 14. 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 charges.