YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of Armenia writes: Zhoghovurd daily has learned details about the incident of the murder that took place in front of Moscow Cinema.
As it is known, on June 2, 2021 a murder had taken place in front of Moscow Cinema located on Abovyan Street in [downtown] Yerevan. Hovhannes Vardanyan, the bodyguard of Rafael Mardoyan—known by the nickname Rafo from Kyavar—, had been killed.
According to the information we received, after the incident, Mardoyan reported a crime to the law enforcement, stating that he assumes that the incident is linked to the assassination attempt carried out against him 6 years ago.
The court has announced the search for a person who was acquitted by the court 6 years ago in the case on the assassination attempt against Mardoyan, and is now abroad.
However, Rafayel Mardoyan did not even give a name the law enforcement, did not help the law enforcement in finding the alleged criminal.