YEREVAN. – A large number of residents of Artashar village of Armenia’s Armavir Province, who are demanding that the relevant bodies respond immediately to under what circumstances soldier Artur Ajamyan, 21, received a deadly gunshot wound at a combat position of the Artsakh Defense Army on December 2, have been gathered outside the Republican Forensic Medical Practical Scientific Center of Armenia.
Ajamyan's relatives said they would not allow performing an autopsy on his body until a video is provided.
"We talked to him every day, he never complained about the service," said his aunt, Elianora Ajamyan. "And yesterday was his birthday."
Ajamyan's relatives do not believe he committed suicide. "We demand that the perpetrator, or perpetrators, be held criminally liable for the full severity of the law so that no parent may live this grief that we now are living," said one of the relatives.
Aziz Tamoyan, the president of the National Union of Yezidis, was there, too, who condemned what had occurred, and expressed hope that the reality would be revealed.
As reported earlier, yesterday, at about 6:50am, Artsakh Defense Army soldier Artur Ajamyan (born in 1998) sustained a fatal gunshot wound, whereas serviceman Davit Melikbekyan (born in 1999) was wounded under yet unknown circumstances, at an Artsakh Defense Army military unit located in a northeast direction.