Today, during the court session in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun Administrative Districts of Yerevan, the video mad in the hospital prior to the death of a 2.5 years old Lia Miaskyan, was examined. Although today the court debates phase should have started at the court, but both parties filed motions asking the court to restart the court trial.
On 31 December 2012, Lia Misakyan had a fever and shocks, when she was brought to the hospital by the ambulance. She died on 2 January 2013. Two doctors, Lilit Vardanyan and Zarine Ayvazyan were charged in the framework of the criminal case.
Lilit Vardanyan’s defender Givi Hovhannisyan examined the video material, he said that the CD had been attached to the case but was not examined.
The prosecutor joined the motion and the parties did not object. The mentioned video material, which shows a baby lying and breathing with difficulty, was shown in the courtroom. The father of the child had made the video of her daughter prior to her death during the treatment. Georgi Misakyan, the child’s father, said that he could not watch the video and left the court room.
The court shall consider the issue of attaching the CD to the case during the next court hearing. It is due to mention that before this the court had refused to attach the video to the criminal case saying that it did not conform to the norms provided in the Criminal Procedure Code.
Today, an interesting dispute took place between the Judge and the prosecutor Davit Karapetyan. When the Judge was making a reference to the RA Criminal procedure Code the prosecutor was looking into his phone. “Dear prosecutor put aside the phone,” said the judge. The prosecutor replied that he was not playing a game but reading the Article from the code and then he read the article from his phone.
Throughout the trial, after every motion the judge applied to the participants consulting with them. When they spoke about the examination of the mentioned video, the prosecutor said he would appeal the fact of denial of the former motions. “You had denied our motions,” reminded Davit Karapetyan. The judge replied, “I do not deny, the Court denies.”