Former presidential candidate sentenced in Armenia

Vardan Sedrakyan, Armenian presidential candidate in February 2013 election, was sentenced to 14 years in prison

Former presidential candidate sentenced in Armenia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Vardan Sedrakyan, Armenian presidential candidate in February 2013 election, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for ordering an assassination attempt on another presidential candidate.

Armed attackers had targeted Paruyr Hayrikyan, one of the presidential candidates, before the election held on February 18, 2013.

An Armenian court gave the assailants Khachatur Pogosyan (47) and Samvel Arutunyan (41) a 12-year long prison term each and 14-year imprisonment for Sedrakyan.

Hayrikyan - the leader of the Union for National Self-Determination political party - was seriously wounded when he was shot by Pogosyan and Arutunyan on January 31, 2013. 

Vardan Serdakyan was arrested following the allegations that one of the sucpects was working as a labor at presidential candidate's villa.

Last Mod: 24 Eylül 2013, 16:11
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