13:17 | October 16, 2017
Former Artsakh Minister of Defense Samvel Babayan, now on trial in a Yerevan court for money laundering and attempting to smuggle a missile launcher into Armenia, never showed up in court today due to a sore throat.
14:52 | October 4, 2017
Due to changes made in court cases of Sasna Dzrer defendants accused on seizing a Yerevan police building and taking hostages in July 2016., there will now be three separate trials.
14:42 | September 19, 2017
Relatives and supporters of Garo Yegnukian Չnow on trial for complicity in the seizure of a Yerevan police building in July 2016 by the armed Sasna Dzrer groupՃ detained earlier today at Republic Square in Yerevan for attempting to display photos of and distribute leaflets about political prisoners in Armenia to those attending the 6th Pan-Armenian Armenia-Diaspora Conference now taking place in Yerevan, have been released.
12:07 | September 19, 2017
Minutes ago, police detained the wife and children of Garo Yegnukian (now on trial for complicity in the seizure of a Yerevan police building in July 2016 by the armed Sasna Dzrer group) at Republic Square in Yerevan on suspicion that were about to place a bomb at the site.
23:40 | September 17, 2017
They told reporters that even though the government had decreased the fee from 10,800 AMD to 5,400 two days ago, the decision hadn’t been implemented and that they have been banned from transferring wood from the forest.
17:07 | September 13, 2017
Today’s trial session of the Sasna Dzrer defendants was postponed since most of the attorneys staged a boycott to protest what they claim are arbitrary personal and property searches by court bailiffs before they’re allowed to enter the courtroom.
19:03 | September 6, 2017
Today’s court session in the ongoing trial of the Sasna Dzrer defendants again was the scene of heated debate between defense attorneys and court bailiffs over the issue of what could be brought into the court.
17:31 | August 28, 2017
Former Artsakh Minister of Defense Samvel Babayan, now on trial in a Yerevan court for money laundering and attempting to smuggle a missile launcher into Armenia, today proclaimed his innocence, saying that authorities were out to get him.
22:09 | August 23, 2017
The trial, which commenced on June 8, has plodded along at a snail’s pace. Defense attorneys have walked-out in protest, and Judge Artoush Gabrielyan has sanctioned several of the attorneys and defendants for improper behavior.
18:29 | August 11, 2017
On December 19, 2015, Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) reported that Vahan Shirkhanyan, a former deputy defense minister of Armenia, was arrested on suspicion that he aided and abetted Artour Vardanyan, arrested earlier for organizing the criminal gang.
18:34 | August 2, 2017
Today’s trial of the Sasna Dzrer group members who seized a Yerevan police station last fall, ended with most of the defense attorneys absent from the courtroom and with the judge failing to discuss the issue of lifting a court ban on telephone calls and videotapes used introduced as evidence against the defendants.
13:10 | July 19, 2017
Judge Gabrielyan continued the trial. Taking into consideration that attorney Lusine Sahakyan left for vacation, and most likely other attorneys will also go on vacation, Judge Gabrielyan suggested that all the parties on this case take a leave from August 1 to 15.
14:47 | June 28, 2017
Judge Artoush Gabrielyan halted proceedings because the court bailiffs and security police banned the defendants’ attorneys from entering the court after they refused to be subjected to body searches and to present identity papers.
17:14 | May 18, 2017
Babloyan, in his acceptance speech, said he was honored that his colleagues expressed trust in him and promised to work diligently in the name of implementing pan-national objectives.
12:50 | April 21, 2017
Babayan was arrested on March 22, together with two other individuals, on suspicion of illegally obtaining and attempting to smuggle a 9K38 Igla Russian portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile.
23:44 | April 12, 2017
Yerevan police today tried to disperse relatives, who have been staging a sit-down protest outside the prosecutor’s office for the past two weeks, of those charged with committing violence against officers of the law during last June’s melee that occurred in the Sari Tagh neighborhood of the Armenian capital.
19:29 | April 2, 2017
Gurgen Asatryan, a candidate for parliament on the HAK-HHzK ticket, alleges that soldiers waiting to vote at the 37/14 polling station in the Tavoush community of Koghb are being instructed to cast their ballots for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
00:25 | February 17, 2017
The plaintiffs, environmentalisst and residents of Gndevaz, are seeking to overturn the analyses of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Nature Protection stating that mining in the region will have no substantial negative effects on the environment.
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