Sunday, 23 April

Human rights

News California Bar Alleges Husband and Wife Lawyers ‘Misappropriated’ $355,000 in Armenian Genocide Survivor Insurance Settlements for Personal Benefit: Couple Denies Charges

16:03 | January 17, 2017
Two lawyers who were intimately involved in suing insurance companies to settle policies held by Armenian Genocide survivors have denied allegations brought by the California State Bar’s Disciplinary Department that they misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars received in court settlements in the suits for personal benefit and that they misrepresented facts to a U.S. District Court.

News Yerevan Judge Extends Pre-Trial Detention of Yegnukian by Two Months

23:50 | September 19, 2016
A Yerevan judge today extended the pre-trial detention of Garo Yegnukian, a member of the opposition Founding Parliament who has already spent two months in detention on charges of aiding and abetting in the July seizure of a Yerevan police station and the taking of hostages, by another two months.A Yerevan judge today extended the pre-trial detention of Garo Yegnukian, a member of the opposition Founding Parliament who has already spent two months in detention on charges of aiding and abetting in the July seizure of a Yerevan police station and the taking of hostages, by another two months. Yegnukian’s lawyer, Tigran Hayrapetyan, told Hetq that the state investigator in the case told the court on several occasions that no incriminating evidence against Yegnukian had been presented due to pre- investigation “secrecy”. Hayrapetyan described the statement as ludicrous. It turns out that during the two months of Yegnukian’s detention no such investigation has even been carried out. Hayrapetyan, a father of five, told his lawyer that he still hopes that one day common sense would win out and that a fair trial would be possible in Armenia. Yegnukian said that he was being persecuted for his political beliefs and was ready to face the challenge.

browse by date
more news


Latest news

All news

Archive