The trial of Gevorgyan family, which had fled to Azerbaijan, got underway Thursday in Armenia News.am Reports.
According to the indictment, on January 10, 2010, Yeghishe Gevorgyan—together with his wife, Ruzanna Mardanyan, and three underage children—drove with his vehicle, and under high speed, toward the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, did not obey the border guards’ cautionary measures, and crossed into Nakhijevan, Azerbaijan.
The Gevorgyan family, however, returned to Armenia on December 12, 2014.
Criminal charges have been brought against Gevorgyan and his wife. A signature bond on not leaving Armenia has been enforced as their restraining order.
Yeghishe Gevorgyan had been convicted eight times prior to this incident. And at the time of illegally crossing the border, he was suspected of involvement in a serious crime.