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Preliminary investigation of criminal case initiated on murder attempt against prisoner of «Armavir» penitentiary completed; new criminal case initiated

22.09.2017 14:09

In the result of investigatory actions of great volume conducted in the framework of the criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee sufficient actual data were obtained on the allegation that the murder attempt committed against the prisoner of «Armavir» penitentiary had been ordered; a new criminal case was initiated.  

The call, informing that murder attempt had been committed by the convicts serving their term in «Armavir» penitentiary against prisoner M. Harutyunyan kept in the same penitentiary, was received on March 25, 2017. In the result of comprehensive, objective and complete investigation of the criminal case investigated in the RA IC General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases the frame of those involved in the alleged crime was found, their actions were personalized, the motive was found, it was also found that murder attempt committed in «Armavir» penitentiary against M. Harutyunyan charged with murder had been ordered.

Thus, on the day of the incident the employee of “Armavir” penitentiary senior sergeant, while carrying out shift service in the 4th section, organized the walk of detainees and convicts defined by law. While returning from walk after the expiry of prescribed time one of the convicts entered the room of the employee of security division of penitentiary, used violence against him, took the keys and hurried to the cell where detainee M. Harutyunyan was kept. Then he opened the cell door and attacked the prisoner who was alone in the cell, he used violence against him and hit him on different parts of his body with a cutting-piercing item inflicting bodily injuries.

Through investigation sufficient data were obtained that two other convicts of the same penitentiary were also involved in violence used against the employee of security division who limited his movements. However, the employee managed to get rid of them and hurried to the detainee’s cell and together with other people neutralized the convict having used violence against the detainee.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against 3 convicts, one of them – according to the Point 8 of the Part 2 of the Article 34-104 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code, the two other convicts were charged according to the Part 1 of the Article 38-34-104 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code and preliminary investigation was completed. At the same time, on the base of data obtained through the criminal case a new criminal case was initiated on ordering murder attempt against the prisoner and operative-searching actions are conducted to find the person having committed the alleged crime.


Besides, the investigator submitted a motion on encouraging the employee of security division of «Armavir» penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice for conscientious performance of his duties, preventing murder attempt putting his life in danger and supporting to reveal the crime.  

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

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