As we already informed, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities, presided by Arshak Vardanyan, today continued the trial on the case of former head of the State Service on Social Security of the RA Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Vazgen Khachikyan and others.
The lawyer of defendants Bagrat Muradyan and Armen Khachatryan came up with a defense speech. Let us remind that the accusing side intervened to sentence them to 4-year imprisonment.
The lawyer claimed that through the criminal case no acceptable evidence had been gained to concluded that the defendants committed appropriation of great amounts of money. “There has also not been gained an evidence that my defendants were in an organized group, I think their case should be separated from this case and be judges separately. This accusation is illogical”, underlined the lawyer.
In his defense speech he asked the court to recognize the 2 defendants innocent. Bagrat Muradyan and Armen Khachatryan didn`t come up with speeches.
Today`s court sitting was postponed, as the other defendants did not prepare their speeches. Next court sitting was set for 13 November.