The Court of Appeals has overruled a lower court’s verdict on arresting Vahagn Harutyunyan, the former chief investigator of the “March 1” case. No other means of restraint have been announced, Harutyunyan’s lawyer Mihran Poghosyan said to Epress.am.
“We appealed with a 40-page complaint and meticulously justified why the decision of the court was unfounded and unlawful. At this moment we are not sure which part of appeal was approved by the court,” stated Poghosyan. He highlighted that all the points raised to the court were important and based on any of them the court had a ground to revoke the arrest warrant.
Harutyunyan is charged for fabricating evidence in the case.
On November 2, Shengavit court of general jurisdiction issued a warrant to arrest Harutyunyan. According to the accusation, Harutyunyan instructed to replace the 1000 shells shot by the armed forces during the incidents of March 1, 2008 by other shells of the same category of arms used by the police forces.
Harutyunyan does not plead guilty.