Lawyers of defendants under the case of Lia Martirosyan’s death do not attend court hearings16:50, January 27, 2017 | News, Own news | Right to Life | Lia Misakyan
On January 27, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of First Instance of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan city, RA, presided by Judge M. Melkonyan, resumed examination of the case of Lia Misakyan’s death on the charges against Lilit Vardanyan and Zarine Ayvazyan under Article 130(2) of the RA Criminal Code.
The court hearing was attended by the prosecutor, defendants L. Vardanyan and Z. Ayvazyan, Givi Hovhannisyan, Georgi Misakyan, successor of 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan, victim under the case, and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor.
Presiding judge M. Melkonyan verified the identities of the parties and the lack of any grounds for challenge or self-challenge.
The court hearing was not attended by Z. Ayvazyan’s lawyer Yerem Sargsyan on the pretext of health problems and he had motioned to postpone the hearing.
The prosecutor under the case did not object to postponing the court hearing and the representative of the victim’s successor asked whether any evidence on health was submitted to the court. The presiding judge stated that no such evidence was submitted the court, but the lawyer informed the court in a written motion that he was bed-ridden.
Т. Siradeghyan mentioned that as at previous court hearing, L. Vardanyan’s lawyer as well motioned to postpone the hearing without any evidence and she saw a certain tendency, considered the motion ill-grounded given the lack of adequate evidence and objected to it. Victim’s successor G. Misakyan objected to postponing the court hearing, too.
L. Vardanyan’s lawyer found that the court hearing should be postponed mentioning that the defendant had a right to defense and Y. Sargsyan would later submit relevant evidence to the court. T. Siradeghyan said that G. Hovhannisyan as well should submit to the court relevant evidence on his absence from the previous court hearing. G. Hovhannisyan reacted to this by saying that he was absent because of a virus disease and did not seek medical care
The court decided to postpone the hearing and scheduled it for February 21, 2017, at 3 pm.