YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The lower court of Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia district continues the hearing of the criminal case initiated against the former Minister of Education–former director of the Mkhitar Sebastatsi educational complex–Ashot Bleyan. Besides the principal defendant–also charged are the paymaster Aida Avakova and accountant Rima Poghosova.
At the August 8 court sitting–Judge Iskuhi Vardanian considered the petition of the two last-named for the change of the measure of restriction–but the Prosecution objected to the petition. Despite that fact that the defendants deposited bails–the court rejected their petition.
At one of the previous court sittings Poghosova stated that during the preliminary investigation–investigator Hovik Petrossian offered Aida Avakova to give evidence against Bleyan–promising her to change the measure of restriction against her.