Armenia’s Special Investigative Service has launched a criminal case of “abuse of official authority” against Movses Hakobyan, a former Chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces for his November 19 remarks criticizing Prime Minister Nikol Pas
Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan, also arrested on November 11 as he headed to the rally, has also been released.
Eleven political opposition leaders in Armenia have been charged as part of a larger Special Investigative Service case looking into a November 11 rally in Yerevan calling for the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan.
Arthur Ghazinyan, Eduard Sharmazanov and Arsen Babayan have been charged under Article 225 of Armenia’s Criminal Code: "Organization of mass disorder, accompanied with violence, pogroms, arson, destruction or damage to property, using fire-arms, expl
Yerevan’s Court of General Jurisdiction of the city of Yerevan has declared that the decision to arrest Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan was illegal.
Lawyers for Arthur Vanetsyan, leader of the Homeland Party, and Ishkhan Saghatelyan, a representative of the Supreme Body of the ARF, say they have filed motions protesting their clients’ arrest yesterday.
A lawyer for Gagik Tsarukyan, the leader of the Prosperous Armenia party arrested yesterday, told Hetq that his client believes he’s being politically persecuted for criticizing the Pashinyan government for its handling of the war in Artsakh.
In response to a Hetq inquiry the Police Press Service reported that as of 13:30, 79 people had been detained.
Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan is now at the offices of National Security Service. Smbat Minasyan, one of Tsarukyan's lawyers, confirmed the news to Hetq. The lawyer did not provide any other details.
The two Syrian mercenaries recently captured by Artsakh Defense Forces have told their Armenian interrogators that their Azerbaijani commanders had distributed psychotropic drugs to the foreign combatants.
Artsakh Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Artak Beglaryan today reported that the relatives of Misha Melkumyan, an 84-year-old Armenian who died in captivity in Azerbaijan after being taken prisoner in the ongoing fighting, told him that the man did
Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman Artak Beglaryan, at a briefing today in Stepanakert, reported that at least 46 civilians had been killed and 144 wounded since the outbreak of hostilities on September 27.
Yerevan’s Court of General Jurisdiction, on October 29, released Karen Khachatryan, the nephew of former Armenian Finance Minister Gagik Khachatryan, on 30 million AMD ($60,760) bail.
Deputy Director of the Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) Colonel Armen Abazyan today reports that 37 Armenian border guards have been killed in fighting since Azerbaijan launched military operations against Artsakh and Armenia.
Beglaryan downplayed recent remarks by Azerbaijani President Aliyev that Karabakh Armenians would be given “cultural autonomy”.
Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan will be released on 100 million AMD ($202,300) bail.
One of the parents was working abroad and was told that information to this effect was on the internet. Later, the military commissariats officially informed the parents, presented them with videos, and the parents identified their sons.
Azerbaijani armed forces, violating the humanitarian ceasefire agreement, launched offensive operations today in the southern and northern directions along the Karabakh Line of Contact according to Armenian Defense Ministry representative Artsrun Hov
Armenia’s Criminal Appeals Court today upheld a lower court’s decision to detain Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan.
Tsarukyan is charged under Article 154.2 of Armenia’s Criminal Code - giving bribes to voters, receiving bribes, violating the ban on charity during elections or obstructing the exercise of the voter's free will.
Supporters of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan gathered outside a Yerevan court today where a hearing was scheduled to review a National Security Service (NSS) motion to detain the businessman and politician charged with vote buy
Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) head Gagik Tsarukyan and his lawyers failed to appear at today’s Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction hearing to review a National Security Service (NSS) motion to arrest Tsarukyan who has been charged with vote buying
Shahverdyan does not deny that he took money from people.
Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction Judge Vahe Misakyan said he hoped that Sargsyan will appear in the next court session in good health and will clarify his absence at today’s session.
Sargsyan argued at court today that Khachatryan, if released, could go into hiding as well as obstruct the investigation of the case.
The state prosecutor in the 2016 Sasna Tzrer case, today, in court, demanded a life sentence for Smbat Barseghyan, accused of killing two police officers during the group’s assault of a Yerevan police station in 2016.
Yerevan’s Court of General Jurisdiction today approved a motion to arrest Mushegh Koshetsyan, a member of the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), who has been charged with Article 308 of the Criminal Code - “abusing his official powers for
Armenia’s General Assembly of Judges convened yesterday and selected Court of Cassation Judge Yervand Khundkaryan as a candidate for judge on the country’s Constitutional Court.
Farshid Nazimi, an Iranian citizen seized by Armenian police in early July in a forested area of Syunik Province, has accepted the drug trafficking and smugglings charges levied against him.
Aram Chavushyan, now being held at the Vanadzor Penitentiary on a murder charge, has been on hunger strike since July 11 to protest the charge.
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals is reviewing a motion filed by the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office to overturn a lower court’s decision not to detain Prosperous Armenian Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan, recently charged with vote buying
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.