Armenia's Police: No Reason to Prosecute Football Boss
Amidst a growing public outcry against cozy ties between Armenia's government and business elite, Armenian police on Tuesday claimed that Armenian Football Federation boss Ruben Hayrapetian was not at his Yerevan restaurant Harsnakar when 33-year-old army doctor Vahe Avetian met with a beating there on June 17 that cost him his life.
Criminal Investigations Inspectorate official Arsen Ayvavsian claimed that Hayrapetian, who was interrogated last week, had arrived at the restaurant a few hours before the violence broke out, and had stayed only briefly.
The announcement will most likely only add further fuel to public outrage at Avetian's June 29 death and the brutal beating of two other army doctors with him, allegedly at the hands of Hayrapetian's bodyguards.
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