Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
One of the six defendants in the Harsnaqar case Norayr Hayrapetyan has pleaded guilty.
He said that he is tormented by pangs of conscience and is tired to lie. "Vahe Avetyan swore at me and I hit him. I was beating him alone. Perhaps I gave him a fatal injury. I couldn't imagine that his condition was bad or I would've taken him to hospital. He wasn't answering my questions, he was just groaning," Hayrapetyan said.
On Sept 10 prosecutor Artur Davtyan demand that the defendants in the Harsnaqar case be sentenced to 13 years in jail and a 100,000 AMD fine each.
Norayr Hayrapetyan, Arman Khachatryan, Garik Margaryan, Arman Baghdasaryan, David Adamyan and Artur Babloyan (some of them were bodyguards of MP Ruben Hayrapetyan) beat to death military doctor Vahe Avetyan in Hayrapetyan's Harsnaqar restaurant on June 17 2012 just because Avetyan was not properly dressed and dared to joke.