Lieutenant General Manvel Grigoryan, who was a former MP of the National Assembly of Armenia, ex-chairman of Yerkrapah Volunteers Union, and Hero of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), was buried Saturday at the cemetery of his native village, Arshaluys.
To note, Grigoryan had wished to be laid to rest at Yerablur Military Pantheon in Yerevan, next to the tomb of the late statesman Vazgen Sargsyan; but this was not permitted, although it was announced earlier that he would be buried at Yerablur.
Manvel Grigoryan had been in critical condition in recent days. While being in Artsakh for a week after the start of the war there, he became infected with the coronavirus, his health deteriorated sharply, and he was transferred to Yerevan.
Grigoryan was a participant in the Artsakh Liberation War in the early 1990s.
After the revolution in Armenia in 2018, however, Manvel Grigoryan was charged with illegal possession of weapons and ammunition, misappropriation of property, tax evasion, waste of state funds, and organizing the stealing of property through extortion. Initially, he was remanded in custody, but due to his deteriorating health condition, this decision was later commuted to house arrest.