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Military Prosecutor Downplays Court Fiasco

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Armenia’s chief military prosecutor downplayed on Wednesday the acquittal of three former soldiers who were accused of murder in one of the most controversial criminal investigations ever conducted by his office.

Gevorg Kostanian said a court in Gyumri only ruled on Tuesday that there is not enough evidence to convict Musa Serobian, Arayik Zalian and Razmik Sargsian in the violent death nine years ago of two other soldiers. He also insisted that military prosecutors committed no serious mistakes when investigating the case.

“That [ruling] means there is evidence which the prosecution considers sufficient but the court does not,” Kostanian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) in an interview. “We are not talking about what those individuals did or didn’t. We are talking about the investigating body’s failure, according to the court ruling, to present sufficient compelling evidence of their guilt.”

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