Noted Lawyer Vladimir Nazarian Commits Suicide

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Vladimir Nazarian–a noted Armenian lawyer and doctor of juridical sciences–committed suicide by hanging himself in his own apartment. The Armenian Prosecutor General’s Office press service informs that Vladimir Nazarian’s dead body was found on June 21 morning by his daughter–who lived with him in the same apartment.

According to the same source–there was a suicide note left by Nazarian–which excludes the possibility of murder. Nazarian wrote that he had lost the "shrewdness of his mind," and stressed that the matter concerns science–and that there are no political motives for such a step and no one is responsible for his death.–Nazarian turned to his friends and people whom he once helped to support his daughter.

Vladimir Nazarian was born in Yerevan in 1932. From 1988 to 1990 he was the prosecutor of the Armenian SSR–in 1995-2001 he was the head of the legal department of the Armenian National Assembly–and after retiring he became an advisor to Armenia’s Constitutional Court. Nazarian is the author of the Civil Code–the Code of Civil Procedure–as well as works on problems of state law–law theory–and numerous drafts of the Constitution

He was a member of the People’s Party of Armenia and advisor to the party on legal issues. Nazarian was known to the public as a lawyer with active civil position and high professional prestige.

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