19 November 2003, 11:50

Killed Armenian prime minister's brother sentenced to 15-year imprisonment

The Court of Yerevan's Tsentr and Nork-Marash Communes announced a verdict in the case on the murder of the well-known TV reporter, chairman of the republican Public TV and Radio Company Tigran Nagdalian.

The court backed up the side of the prosecution and sentenced Armen Sarkisian, a brother of Armenian Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkisian killed as a result of the terrorist act in the Armenian parliament in October 1999, to 15-year imprisonment for arranging and chartering the journalist's murder.

The direct performer of the crime, John Arutyunian, was also sentenced to 15-year imprisonment. Feliks Arustumian and Gegam Shakhbazian were sentenced to 12 and 11 years of imprisonment correspondingly for their complicity in the murder.

The court took into account the exceptional assistance of Ovannes Arutyunian and Grigor Petrosian in solving the crime and their utmost repentance for the act committed and sentenced them to 7-year imprisonment. Four more prisoners at the bar were discharged.

Tigran Nagdalian was murdered at the entrance of his parents' house on December 28, 2002.

All news

September 28, 2020 14:40

  • Azerbaijan accused Armenia of shelling Terter

    Fights in the Karabakh conflict zone continue for the second day; the city of Terter was shelled from the territories controlled by the authorities of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. The Armenian MoD has accused the Azerbaijani side of using heavy flamethrowers.

September 28, 2020 14:10

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange statements on captured military equipment

    The Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) captured 11 armoured vehicles of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported. The Azerbaijani MoD, in its turn, has reported about the captured and destroyed Armenian armoured vehicles in the battlefield.

September 28, 2020 13:47

September 28, 2020 11:32

  • Analysts assess prospects of Armenia's recognition of NKR's independence

    Armenia can discuss the issue of recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, stated on September 27 at an emergency parliamentary session related to the discussion of the introduction of a state of emergency. The recognition of NKR's independence by Armenia depends on the scale of aggression, analysts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

September 28, 2020 11:21

  • NKR authorities close all educational establishments

    Lusine Karakhanyan, the Minister of Education of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), has announced the decision to close all the educational establishments since September 28 amid the ongoing hostilities. Local residents have supported the decision.

News archive