“Justice is far from perfect.” Investigation does not hurry to investigate case against crime lord Don Pipo
The defense of the Armenian kingpin claims about the unreasonable extension of his custody terms and the absence of any investigative actions in the case.
The court in Armenia extended the arrest of the criminal boss Artur Asatryan, also known as Don Pipo, for two months.
“The problem is that the investigating body did not provide any grounds for extending the term of the custody. Also, during the two previous months, when Asatryan was in custody, no investigative actions were conducted,” Sputnik Armenia cites lawyer Gegam Akopyan.
The lawyer believes that what is happening is far from any legal procedure. According to him, either the justice is far from perfect, or the judge does not know jurisprudence.
On August 14, the lawyer filed an appeal with the aim of changing the measure of restraint.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, on June 16, the National Security Service of Armenia (SNB) detained crime lord Artur Asatryan and four Russian citizens in the city of Echmiadzin.
All of them are charged with kidnapping three people and storing weapons. The weapons and ammunition were found during searches in the mansion of the kingpin and in a number of other places.
The National Security Service of Armenia explained that the criminal case against Don Pipo is connected with “possible kidnapping of the persons who were preparing Asatryan’s murder”.
Don Pipo is a crime lord who lived in Russia and Italy. According to the Armenian media, Asatryan is buying up expensive properties, trade and services property in his native city. In addition, Don Pipo organized a rally in the city of Echmiadzin against the acting mayor of the city, Karen Grigoryan, who is the son of deputy and former deputy minister of defense of Armenia Manvel Grigoryan. The latter is the secret feudal lord of the region.