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

Ex-governor of Syunik Surik Khachatryan is in coma after heart surgery, says ex-MP Seyran Saroyan

YEREVAN, AUGUST 20, ARMENPRESS. Retired general Seyran Saroyan, a former Member of Parliament, convened an unexpected press conference today and spoke on a wide range of issues.

Asked by reporters about ex-Governor of Syunik Surik Khachatryan, Saroyan said that the former official is in a coma.

“Surik Khachatryan is in Europe, in Paris, he underwent a very serious heart surgery and is in a really bad state. He is still in a coma,” Saroyan said.

Surik Khachatryan served as Governor of Syunik twice. (2004-2013 and 2014-2016).

In June 2019 he was declared bankrupt by a court. Days later authorities announced that Khachatryan is suspected in official misconduct while he was governor.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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