Hundreds Turn Up For Armenian Army Doctor’s Funeral
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of an Armenian military doctoramid continuing public outrage against a government-connected businessman who employed the men accused of beating him to death at a Yerevan restaurant last month. Prominent political and public figures attending the funeral reaffirmed their strong condemnation of the June 17 beating of Avetian and two other military doctors at the Harsnakar restaurant. Meanwhile, street protests against what their participants see as impunity enjoyed by Hayrapetian and other tycoons continued on Monday. About a hundred civic activists marched to the Office of the Prosecutor-General from a Yerevan cemetery where Avetian was buried. They chanted “I am Vahe” and warned against a cover-up of the doctor’s death.