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Alexander Sirunyan, the lawyer of the former- candidate for president, folklorist Vardan Sedrakyan, told ArmInfo he is going to dispute the court verdict against his client. Sedrakyan was sentenced to14 years in prison earlier today.
Sirunyan said that as soon as he receives the verdict, he will prepare a complaint and submit it to the Court of Appeal. The lawyer said that Sedrakyan is determined to fight till the end.
Former candidate for president of Armenia, folklorist Vardan Sedrakyan has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on 23 September.
According to ArmInfo's correspondent, two other defendants, Khachik Poghosyan and Samvel Haroutiunyan, received 14 and 12 years in prison, respectively.
To recall, Vardan Sedrakyan is charged with organization of the assassination attempt against Paruyr Hayrikian, former candidate for president. A criminal case was initiated on Article 34-305 of the Criminal Code of Armenia (assassination attempt against a statesman, political figure or public worker in order to stop his activity).
The case was in charge of the National Security Service. On Feb 8 the National Security Service of Armenia detained two men: Khachatur Poghosyan (1966) and Samvel Haroutiunyan (1972), who have already pled guilty. Sedrakyan, however, does not plead guilty.