Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Ashot Safaryan
Stepan Hakobyan, the nephew of ex- parliamentarians Hakob Hakobyan (a.k.a. Lady Hakob), has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for organizing the murder of Sedrak Zatikyan, the son of the former head of Malatia-Sebastia community of Yerevan Vahan Zatikyan.
On December 9 the court of general jurisdiction of Malatia-Sebastia administrative district under the chairmanship of Judge Tigran Petrosyan sentenced Stepan Hakobyan to 15 years in prison.
To recall, Sedrak Zatikyan was killed in Sebastia Street on 22 June 2006. The shooting also killed a passer-by, mother of three small children Karine Sargsyan.