ArmInfo. The judge in the case of 10 members of the "Sasna Tsrer" group Mesrop Makyan rejected the request of the lawyer Mushegh Shushanyan to withdraw the arrest or to change the preventive measure against the group member Smbat Barseghyan.
In particular, Shushanyan said that new circumstances appeared in the case, in response to which the prosecutor Petros Petrosyan objected that the lawyer did not note any new circumstances related to the preventive measure. Moreover, the successors of the victims also spoke out against this request.
To note, Smbat Barseghyan is accused of the murder of police officer Yuri Tepanosyan. Of the 10 members of the Sasna Tsrer group, only Armen Bilyan and Smbat Barseghyan, who are accused of killing policemen, are under arrest. The preventive measure against the remaining 7 defendants was changed after the revolution under the personal guarantee of the MPs, and Pavel Manukyan was released on bail in the amount of 1 million drams.
To recall, on July 17, members of the "Sasna Tsrer" group occupied the building of the PPS regiment of the Armenian Police in order to release the coordinator of the Armenian "Constituent Parliament" opposition civil initiative Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is under arrest on charges of illegal acquisition and possession of weapons. During the capture, one policeman was killed, 4 more were injured. July 30, police reported the death of another colleague.