Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   19 August

Parliamentary committee to study defense ministry’s delayed release of fatality information

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 11, ARMENPRESS. The parliamentary committee on defense and security affairs plans to launch a study into the defense ministry’s delayed release of information about a fatality in the armed forces.

Chair of the committee Andranik Kocharyan said they prioritize the matter and will understand what led to this uncertainty.

On January 1, an on-duty serviceman identified as Edgar Grigoryan, was found shot in a military base of the Armenian military.  He was pronounced dead in hospital.

A criminal case on suspected instigation to commit suicide was launched by the Investigative Committee.

Earlier the Human Rights Defender’s Office said it has sent an inquiry to the defense ministry to explain why it has released the information about the death of the soldier delayed.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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