Only after two weeks was Garnik Avetyan recognized as Vahe Avetyan’s successor, the doctor beaten to death in Harsnakar Restaurant. The head of the investigation group finally invited him to his office, and he made a testimony in the presence of his advocates.
However, before getting down to the main process the head of the investigation team Ruben Mkrtchyan created a number of obstacles to Garnik Avetyan and his advocates. For instance, the latter had to wait in front of the entrance of the General Investigation Department, Ruben Mkrtchyan did not meet with them at the appointed hour, did not answer phone calls, ignoring the sorrow and psychological state of the father.
Garnik Avetyan’s state of soul interested investigator Avetyan only in his office when he tried to persuade him for two hours that the testimony should be postponed because the father of the victim is not ready yet.
By the way, for about two hours advocates Lousineh Hakobyan and Tigran Yegoryan had to wait outside because they were not allowed in together with their constituent. They were invited in when Garnik Avetyan insisted and declared that he wants his representatives to be involved immediately, and he is ready to make a testimony immediately.
Lousineh Hakobyan said the purpose is to postpone the involvement of advocates in the investigation as much as possible. Earlier on July 11 the advocates requested the General Investigation Department to recognize their constituent as a successor but their application was refused with the explanation that the request of the authorized representatives is not substantial ground and the father of the aggrieved must submit the application personally.
A week ago the advocates reported the actions of the investigating body but this body does not hurry to answer.
Vahe Avetyan’s murder is investigated by the Police Department for Cases of Special Importance which is headed by Vahagn Harutyunyan, the ex-leader of the team investigating March 1. This appointment was not approved by the public.
Now this case of public interest is against supervised by a person whom the public does not trust and it would be ingenuous to think that the investigator acts independently.