YPC Weekly Newsletter

2003


TRIAL ON THE MURDER OF TIGRAN NAGHDALIAN CONTINUES

On September 5 the court of primary jurisdiction of Center and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan continues the hearings on the murder of Tigran Naghdalian, the Chairman of the Council of RA Public TV and Radio Company, committed on December 28, 2002 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, September 1-4, 2003). The court refused the petition of Armen Sargsian’s attorney (Armen Sargsian is considered to be the main orderer of the crime by the prosecution) about the forensic examination so as to hospitalize Sargsian because of the health problems. The testimony of the Felix Arustamian (charged with accomplicity) that he started to give on September 2 was interrupted: the defendant said he needed an attorney. On the session of September 9 the attorney of Arustamian asked for time to study the case.