Details of court proceedings of Armenians who attacked peaceful Azerbaijanis in the US unveiled

Details of court proceedings of Armenians who attacked peaceful Azerbaijanis in the US unveiled
# 11 May 2023 18:40 (UTC +04:00)

The details of the court proceedings of Eric Hakobyan and Hovhannes Sukiasyan, who attacked Azerbaijanis holding a peaceful protest in July 2020 on the grounds of hatred, were unveiled in the Supreme Court of California in the US, APA reports.

As it is known, on July 21, 2020, the Armenians who besieged the building of the Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles held an action chanting provocative slogans against Azerbaijan. In addition, Armenians resorted to violence and aggression against our compatriots.

Immediately after the incident, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan contacted the Azerbaijanis through the Consulate General in Los Angeles in order to start an official process to bring the local Armenians responsible for the violence to justice.

From the first days, it became known that the local administrative bodies were not interested in starting a criminal case against the members of the local Armenian diaspora for political reasons. In this process, representatives of the Armenian community, who put pressure on the investigative bodies through local political circles, played an important role.

Despite this, as a result of the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a criminal case against two ethnic Armenians was finally initiated and a decision was issued against them with the final decisions of the court.

Eric Hakobyan (for assaulting a government official during a rally, Los Angeles, California local court order, June 15, 2021)

According to Article 242 of the State Criminal Code, criminal liability in the form of deprivation of liberty for a period of 12 months - If during this period the convict commits any, even minor, crime, he is forced to serve the remaining term in a penal institution by the court's verdict;

Prohibition of obtaining, keeping and/or carrying weapons;

Reimbursement of all costs to the victim of the attack.

Hovanes Sukasyan (for assaulting a protester; Los Angeles, California local court judgment dated March 29, 2023)

He was accused of committing a hate crime against an Azerbaijani according to paragraph "a" of Article 422.6 of the State Criminal Code;

Criminal liability in the form of 12 months of conditional imprisonment - if the convict commits any crime, even a small one, during this period, he will be forced to serve the rest of the term in prison;

90 hours of community service;

20 hours of anger management training;

Payment of all medical and other expenses to the victim of the attack;

In addition, payment of a fine of 1000 USD;

As a rule, the convict is prohibited from leaving the territory of the state while the decision is in force.

Apparently, despite the numerous attempts of the local Armenian community of Los Angeles to "cover up" the issue (due to its great influence on the political, legislative and judicial authorities), the consistent and principled position of the Azerbaijani side is that the two main participants of the attack are brought to criminal responsibility under the laws of the United States. resulted.