Yerevan’s Court of General Jurisdiction today voted against detaining Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) head Gagik Tsarukyan, charged with vote buying during the April 2018 parliamentary election.
Leaving a Yerevan court today, Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) head Gagik Tsarukyan told waiting reporters that Judge Robert Papoyan will, on June 21, issue a decision whether to detain him on vote buying charges.
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals today granted 2 billion AMD ($4.167m) bail to former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, now on trial for usurping state power during the post-presidential election March 2008 protests in Yerevan.
Tsarukyan supporters were waiting outside the court when he arrived. Police told them to disperse and proceeded to detain twelve of them.
In the following conversation with Hetq, Emin Khachatryan, the lawyer representing Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan, offers some details about his client’s position on the accusations levied and the actions taken against him.
Judge Robert Papoyan has initialed a motion filed by the National Security Service to detain Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) head Gagik Tsarukyan.
Tsarukyan told waiting reporters that the government has launched an intimidation campaign against him because he’s called for Pashinyan and his administration to step down.
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeal today overturned a lower court’s decision to detain former Armenian Ambassador to the Vatican Mikael Minasyan, a defendant in a $1.2 million money laundering case․
Inessa Petrosyan, the attorney representing Armenian former Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan, has been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals have rejected a motion to overturn a lower court’s decision to extend the detention of Gagik Khachatryan, a former Minister of Finance and State Revenue Committee Chair charged with large-scale embezzlement and abu
Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, now on trial for bribery and the overthrow of constitutional order, never made it to court today.
The Armenian government today has approved a plan to declare certain privately owned lands in Gegharkunik’s Geghamasar community in the public domain and to sell them to a company called FRV Masrik CJSC to build a solar photovoltaic power plant.
Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan and Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan did not attend today’s government cabinet session and have self-isolated instead.
On May 8, three former prime ministers of Armenia, and one of Artsakh, appeared at the court and signed personal guarantees calling for the release of Kocharyan while his trial continued.
Kocharyan is now on trial for usurpation of state power during the March 2008 post-election protests in Yerevan․ He has also been charged with bribe taking.
Yerevan’s Court of General Jurisdiction today approved a motion filed by the National Security Service (NSS) to arrest Gurgen Khachatryan, the son of former State Revenue Committee chairman Gagik Khachatryan.
In a conversation with Hetq, Arik Khachatryan, who heads the PGO’s Public Relations Department told Hetq that the prosecutor's condition is good.
Hetq spoke with Kjoyan’s lawyer, Hovik Arsenyan, regarding the April 13 interrogation of his client by the NSS and other maters related to the case.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan suggested that casinos should not be eligible for such assistance. Khachatryan noted that the draft decision will be amended.
The news was reported to Hetq by the office of presiding Judge Vahe Misakyan.
Pashinyan said the country had reserves of sugar to last 201 days, poultry (64 days) and cooking oil (38 days).
Torosyan, at a government cabinet session, said that thirteen of the infected are over 60 and that none are in serious medical condition.
Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan noted that as a result of discussions it was decided to introduce the 25 billion AMD business support package for public debate as of today.
Vahagn Harutyunyan, who headed a Special Investigative Group looking into circumstances surrounding the death of ten during the March 2008 post-election protests in Yerevan, has been arrested in Moscow.
Doctors at Yerevan’s Erebuni Medical Center, where Kocharyan was rushed yesterday after complaining of heart palpitations, advised that he not be moved.
A Yerevan court has issued an arrest warrant for businessman Samvel Mayrapetyan, charged with being the middleman in a bribery payment of $7 million destined for former Armenian presidents Robert Kocharyan and Serzh Sargsyan.
Yerevan Court of First Instance Judge Anna Danibekyan, now presiding at the trial of former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and three other ex-government officials charged with usurping state power, has yet again thrown out a motion to recuse her
Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) says that Tovmasyan, during his tenure as justice minister (2010-2014), used his position to privatize an office in Yerevan and that he pressured notary publics working for the ministry to rent offices, at
Former Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan has been accused of giving the green light to a 2010 privatization deal that cost the government an estimated AMD 1.046 billion (currently $2.2m) in losses.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) has received a response to an inquiry sent to Switzerland in the offshore business case of former Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer Mihran Poghosyan.
Former Armenian State Revenue Committee (SRC) Chairman Gagik Khachatryan, already detained for six months on charges of large-scale embezzlement and abuse of official power, will remain behind bars for another two months.
Prosecutor Martirosyan described the recusal motion baseless and said he would not step down. He called the claims that the preliminary investigation was faulty as “abstract”.
Arriving at court today in Yerevan at the start of his embezzlement trial, former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan addressed a large crowd of people who had braved inclement weather to come out and support him.
Yerevan Court of First Instance Judge Anna Danibekyan will issue her ruling on March 3 whether to drop all charges against Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and three others in the March 1, 2008 case.
The trial of former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, charged with masterminding the embezzlement of 489 million drams (just over $1 million) in 2013 from a state-sponsored diesel fuel assistance program, got underway today in Yerevan.
Vachagan Ghazaryan, a former bodyguard of Armenia's third President Serzh Sargsyan, has purportedly paid back, in full, the AMD 2.837 billion in damages that he and his wife had been charged with in connection with a corporate tax evasion scheme.
Armenia’s National Security Service, in April 2019, accused Sanasaryan, who has been temporarily relieved of his duties, of “not carrying out his official duties and abusing his power in order to promote the interest of his employee’s business.”
A Yerevan court has dropped all charges against Vachagan Ghazaryan, a former security staff chief of ex-Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who had been charged with “illegal enrichment” after a June 2018 police raid of his Yerevan apartment netted AM
At his trial today, former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan claimed that a recent court decision not to make all the case materials accessible to his lawyers is yet further evidence that the odds have been illegally stacked against him.
The head of Armenia’s Urban Development Committee, Vahagn Vermishyan, arrested on February 5 on suspicion of bribery, has been formally charged and detained.
John Farkhoyan, the former Chief of Yerevan’s Investigative Committee arrested on February 5 in connection with a bribery case, has been released.
Armenia’s Criminal Appeals Court today rejected a motion filed by the lawyer of Gagik Khachatryan, the former State Revenue Committee chairman and ex-finance minister, to overturn a lower court’s decision to extend Khachatryan’s detention.
Armenia’s Criminal Appeals Court has overturned a decision by a lower court to hand over all the material in the March 1, 2008 case to the lawyers of former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan.
Exiting a Yerevan police station, Hayrapetyan told reporters that his detainment was the latest example of government “monkey business”.
A lower court, in December, sustained an appeal by Kocharyan’s lawyers to obligate the Special Investigative Service to hand over these materials.
If passed by the parliament, Serbian citizens can stay in the Republic of Armenia for a maximum of 180 days within a year.
In December, a lower court released Karapetyan, indicted on two counts in the recently revealed illegal adoption scheme in Armenia, on 3 million drams bail.
Sargsyan has been charged with masterminding the embezzlement of 489 million drams (just over $1 million) in 2013 from a state-sponsored diesel fuel assistance program.
Mihran Poghosyan, a defense lawyer for Tovmasyan, relayed the news to Hetq but refrained from commenting on the search, noting they will make a statement afterwards.