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Russian soldier slaughtering Armenian family of seven sentenced to 10 years in prison

August 12, 2015, 19:29 UTC+3 GYUMRI (Armenia)

A soldier of the Russian military base in Armenia on January 12 deserted his army unit and slaughtered a local family of seven people

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GYUMRI (Armenia), August 12. /TASS/. A Russian military court in Armenia has sentenced on Wednesday private Valery Permyakov to 10 years in a high-security prison. The verdict was read by acting chairman of the 5th garrison military court Alexander Sheldyaev.

The court concluded the criminal trial against the soldier of the Russian military base in Armenia, who on January 12 deserted his army unit with an automatic rifle. After that Permyakov went to the city, where he slaughtered a local family.

The Russian military court only looked into the crimes committed by the soldier during his military service - desertion with weapons, theft of weapons and ammunition and illegal possession of weapons. According to the Russian-Armenian agreement, the murder of the Avetisyan family will be examined by an Armenian court.

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