The owner of the bar in Krasnogorsk, where the GRU commandos were killed, was released from the pre-trial detention center in Armenia
The owner of the Bir House bar in the Krasnogorsk district of the Moscow Region Gurgen Aghanyan (previously mentioned in the media under the name Grigor Ohanyan), whom Russian investigators suspect of involvement in a mass brawl, which killed former GRU special forces Nikita Belyankin, was released from jail in Armenia, TASS reports citing the lawyer of one of the defendants in the case of the murder of special forces Narek Kostanyan.
"Russia did not demand a further extension of the arrest term, and Aghanyan was released from custody in Armenia," the lawyer said.
Aghanyan is one of the defendants in the case of the murder of Belyankin. He hid from the investigation and left Russia the day after the conflict.
In Armenia, in late July, he was detained and arrested for 40 days to resolve the issue of his extradition to the Russian Federation at the request of Russian special services.
Moreover, according to the lawyer Kostanyan, the case against Aghanyan in Russia has not been terminated. "He is still a defendant in the criminal case of the murder of a commando. If he returns to Russia, he will be detained and arrested when crossing the state border," the lawyer said.
Earlier it was reported that Aghanyan himself appeared in the law enforcement bodies of Armenia. After his arrest, the republic’s Prosecutor General’s Office sent a request to Russian colleagues to obtain criminal case materials against him in order to begin the criminal prosecution process. However, Russia did not provide these materials.
Recall, the former GRU special forces officer Nikita Belyankin tried to separate the fighters at a cafe on Novotushinskaya street in the Putilkovo microdistrict in the Krasnogorsk district on the night of June 2. As a result of the fight, Belyankin was killed, another man was injured. 11 defendants were identified, nine of whom were detained and arrested by the Krasnogorsk court of the Moscow region.
The brothers Hamlet and Hrant Hayrapetyan and the unemployed Sergei Khojayan were charged by the investigation with murder, attempted murder and hooliganism. The remaining defendants are charged with hooliganism. They do not admit guilt.
As part of the criminal investigation, Hovhannes Hayrapetyan was also wanted, who pleaded guilty to the murder, referring to the state of passion and self-defense, but hid from the investigation. The whereabouts of his investigation have not been established.