December 13, 2001 - 22:37 AMT
PRESIDENT ROBERT KOCHARYAN'S BODYGUARD ACCUSED OF MANSLAUGHTER
The case of the murder of Georgia's citizen Pogos Pogosyan in the Yerevan «Poplavok» café will be prosecuted tomorrow. Armenia's public prosecutor general Aram Tamazyan has stated this at the press conference today. The accused of Pogosyan's death, according to investigation material, is President's guard officer Aghamal Arutyunyan. He is accused of manslaughter. The bodyguard of the country's head is threatened with three-year prison sentence. It should be reminded, Poghosyan was beaten within an inch of his life by the officers of the guard of the president who was in the café with famous singer Sharl Aznavour. The guards decided to «punish» the café visitor who allowed himself a disrespectful remark concerning the President.