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Zaruhi Mejlumyan

Son of Jailed Dissident Shant Haroutyunyan Charged with Hooliganism

15 year-old Shahen Haroutyunyan, son of jailed dissident Shant Haroutyunyan, was yesterday charged with hooliganism and ordered to appear at the Police Central Investigative Department tomorrow.

Shant Haroutyunyan attempted to stage a “revolution” with several followers in November 2013and was subsequently arrested.  

Rouzanna Badalyan, Shahen’s mother, accuses the police of exerting psychological pressure on the family while her husband awaits trial.

Supporters of the Haroutyunyan family have issued a Facebook call for people to turn out tomorrow at the Police Investigative Unit to demand an end to such pressure.