Armenian court rejects €450k claim against Russia for murder of family in Gyumri
MOSCOW, June 30 (RAPSI) – A court in Armenia on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by legal successors of a family killed in the city of Gyumri in 2015 demanding €450,000 from Russia in compensation for moral harm, RIA Novosti reported.
The family, including a six-month-old baby, was killed as a result of an armed assault on January 12, 2015.
Valery Permyakov, a soldier at a Russian base in the Armenian town of Gyumri, was arrested and later charged with the murder of two or more persons under the Armenian Criminal Code.
On August 12, Permyakov was found guilty of desertion, theft of weapons and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The murder case was singled out for considering it in a separate procedure and passed to the Armenian authorities.
On October 13, Permyakov was found sane. According to experts, he was not in the heat of passion while committing the crime. He also could recognize the consequences of his actions.
On October 16, Permyakov was additionally charged with armed assault, home-invasion robbery and attempted border crossing.
He has pleaded guilty to killing seven members of the family.