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Hayrikian Again Criticizes Shooting Probe

Law-enforcement authorities have so far failed to solve the January 31 shooting attack on Paruyr Hayrikian despite arresting three men, a lawyer for the former presidential candidate said on Wednesday.

Levon Baghdasarian said his client believes that Vartan Sedrakian, another presidential hopeful, and the two other suspects had only “a tiny part in that monstrous crime.” Hayrikian is therefore demanding that investigators from Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) “identify the real mastermind within a reasonable period,” he told a news conference.

Sedrakian was arrested on March 5 on charges of organizing the apparent attempt on Hayrikian’s life which he strongly denies. The self-styled scholar predicted his arrest one week before the February 18 presidential election. He said the authorities will exploit the fact that he personally knows the two men accused of shooting and wounding Hayrikian.

Armenian News

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