ArmInfo. On January 24, the Criminal Court of Appeal granted the motion of the defense of life-sentenced Ashot Manukyan, who appealed the decision of the trial court to refuse his Conditional Release.
To recall, Ashot Manukyan was imprisoned since 1996 on charges of killing three servicemen. Initially, he was sentenced to capital punishment, but subsequently it was replaced by life imprisonment. The defense side insisted that Manukyan deeply repented of the crime, asked for forgiveness from the relatives of the killed, and in recent years has shown positive behavior, in connection with which his detention regime has changed to half-open. In addition, the convict began the process of distance learning, and in conclusion wrote books.
After the court session, in an interview with reporters, Manukyan noted that he intends to prove by example that life-sentenced prisoners are able to integrate into society, lead a normal life and do good deeds. According to him, the first step in freedom will be for him to complete the correspondence education.