Vahan Harutiunian Urges Co Defendants to Tell The Truth

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–At the June 2 court hearing of the "Others minus Vano Siradeghian" case–one of the defendants in the case–former commander of the Internal Troops Vahan Harutiunian–expressed dissatisfaction with the other defendants–his former subordinates–concealing the truth.

Harutiunian stressed again that he is providing evidence to the law-enforcement agencies to assist them in disclosing the case and saving the honor of his subordinates who were only executing orders.

He said he is serving as an example for them by assuming the responsibility in the parts of the case he had nothing to do with–as he hoped that the truth would be revealed in court. Harutiunian urged the other defendants to tell only the truth in court–as they aggravate the punishment by concealing it.

Norair Tadevossian continued rejecting the charges of preparing the murder of the Moscow-Armenian businessmen Serge Jilavian–purchasing a pistol with a silencer in Yerevan and delivering it to Moscow–and abetting the murder of Karen Rafaelian and Artur Hovhannissian. In his turn–Harutiunian said that the defendant Tadevossian really had nothing to do with the murder of the aforementioned persons.

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