Sasna Dzrer Member Artur Soghomonyan Released from Detention

15:57, 14 June, 2018

A Yerevan court today released Artur Soghomonyan, a member of the Sasna Dzrer armed group now being tried for the seizure of a Yerevan police building in 2016, from detention while the court case proceeds.

Moushegh Shoushanyan, Soghomonyan’s lawyer, petitioned the court to change his client’s mode of detention on health grounds.

Judge Artoush Gabrielyan approved the motion and had Soghomonyan sign an affidavit promising not to flee the country.

Earlier today, Judge Gabrielyan had released Artur Melkonyan, another Sasna Dzrer on trial, from detention.

Gabrielyan has so far granted six of the eleven Sasna Dzrer members now being tried in his courtroom alternative detention.