Today at the court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan “Shant Harutyunyan and friends” case defendant Gegham Khachatryan`s advocate Ara Zakaryan addressed his defense speech to the RA President Serzh Sargsyan. “As common people say, “the godfather of the case” managed to misinform our country`s president, as his comments are an evidence for that”.
On September 23 Serzh Sargsyan payed a working visit to the USA, participating in the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. During the visit he came up with a speech, also referring to Shant Harutyunyan and stating that he and his friends should be convicted as they had committed a crime.
Refering to this announcement Ara Zakaryan addressed to the RA President: “If some managed to misinform You to that extent that You won`t look differently at the issue, then it is hard to find an official in the RA, who will go against Your will. I hope You want to reform the judicial system. I hope that after learning the details of the case You`ll change Your mind, allowing the court to implement justice”, said the advocate referring to the testimonies of the police officers. “Dear Mr President, if the police wanted to prove that the Earth is quadrate, be sure that there would be police officers confirming it”, said Mr Zakaryan.
The advocate also made quotations from the testimonies of the police officers and commented on them. “My defendant has just pushed the victim of the case, police officer Ara Martirosyan, and he did it when the police officers overthrew Shant Harutyunyan to the ground, without any such necessity, that action was directed at defending Shant”.