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Rare Victory for Defendants: Court rules “not guilty=?UTF-8?B?4oCdIA==?=in Mataghis case

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

In a ruling that is virtually unprecedented for such cases, the General Jurisdiction Court of Shirak province Tuesday brought in a “not-guilty” verdict in the controversial Mataghis case of the three soldiers accused of involuntary manslaughter of two comrades in 2003.

It was in fact a second trial, as the soldiers had been convicted of murder, before the verdict was overturned by a high court.

This is an unexpected settlement in independent Armenia’s judicial practice. The nine-year-long scandalous case of three young conscripts finally closed Tuesday. Razmik Sargsyan, Arayik Zalyan and Musa Serobyan, all aged 27, were interrogated and tortured, spent three years in prison, resorted to a 120-day hunger strike to attract public attention to their case, and now have finally been released.

Armenian News

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