Hetq sources say that former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan concluded his testimonty in a Yerevan court yesterday as a witness in the ongoing case investigating the post 2008 presidential election protests.
“He told us that he’s convinced, yet again, that this case isn’t pursuing justice, but that it’s politically-driven,” Alumyan said, adding that today’s verdict would be appealed.
Ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan will remain behind bars as he awaits trial on charges of usurping state power in March 2008.
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals today rescinded a lower court’s ruling to arrest Vahagn Harutyunyan, who headed a government-sponsored committee in 2008 tasked with investigating the post-presidential election violence that killed ten in Yerevan.
Hetq sources say that former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan testified in a Yerevan court on February 1 for six hours as a witness in the ongoing case investigating the post 2008 presidential election protests.
In court today, ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan today took the stand for two hours, countering charges that he ordered the army to suppress public protests following the February 2008 presidential election.
Hetq sources say ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan was brought from his holding cell to the Criminal Court of Appeals today to hear his lawyers argue for the overturning of a lower court decision to extend his pre-trial detention by two months.
Ruben Sahakyan, one of the lawyers defending ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan who’s been charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests, told reporters today that it was Levon Ter-Petrosyan and his supp
Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals today denied a motion, filed by the State Prosecutor’s Office, to arrest former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan, charged with money laundering, accepting bribes, and obstructing justice in the wake of Armenia
Also found at Grigoryan’s summer house were boxes of supplies allocated by the Ministry of Defense and clearly marked “For Soldiers”, and not intended for resale.
Yerevan’s Court of General jurisdiction today extended the pre-trial detention of ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan by another two months.
Yerevan’s General Court of Jurisdiction today issued an arrest warrant for former Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Aram Harutyunyan, charged with taking bribes and money laundering while minister in 2008.
Armenian Criminal Court of Appeals Judge Arsen Nikoghosyan has rejected a second motion, filed by the defense team of former General Manvel Grigoryan, that he recuse himself from the trial as to whether Grigoryan should be rearrested.
When asked today by reporters whether he was a member of an alleged secret special group, working out of the Presidential Palace in March 2008, that was monitoring post-election protests in Yerevan and issuing directives designed to prop up the
Judge Artur Mkrtchyan will announce on Friday whether ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, now detained on charges of usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests, is eligible for bail or not.
Armenia’s State Prosecutor’s Office today announced that it has charged former Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan as part of its investigation looking into the post-election protests of March 2008 that killed ten in Yerevan.
While Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals was today reviewing a petition filed by the State Prosecutor’s Office protesting the pre-trial release of former General Manvel Grigoryan, scores of people from Etchmiadzin, a town once controlled by the Grig
Demonstrators calling for the re-arrest of retired Armenian General Manvel Grigoryan surrounded the Criminal Court of Appeals in Yerevan where Judge Arsen Nikoghosyan was reviewing a motion filed by the State Prosecutor’s Office seeking the overturni
Armenian Criminal Appeals Court Judge Ruzanna Barseghyan was busy today hearing complaints filed by state prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case of former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevoryan, charged with money laundering, accepting bribes, and
A Yerevan court judge today recused herself from the pre-trial detention case of ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests.
A Yerevan court will today review a motion requesting that ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan be released from pre-trial detention on bail.
Zaruhi Postanjyan, who heads Armenia’s Yerkir Tsirani political party, says she wants to serve as the lawyer for some of the Sasna Tzrer defendants charged with seizing a Yerevan police building in 2016.
Armenia’s Civil Appeals Court has rejected a slander case filed by Robert Kocharyan, Armenia’s second president, against Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Gevorgyan stands accused of pressuring a member of the Armenia’s Constitutional Court to uphold the official election results that recognized Serzh Sargsyan as president.
The country’s Special Investigative Service petitioned the lower court to arrest Harutyunyan, now in Moscow for medical treatment, for covering up evidence that army units were dispatched to Yerevan and that they fired on protesters.
A Yerevan court today refused to grant bail to Manvel Grigoryan, a retired Armenian Army general charged with illegal arms possession and embezzlement.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) has filed a petition to detain former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan, charged with obstructing justice in the wake of Armenia’s disputed 2008 presidential election.
Arsen Mkrtchyan, Grigoryan’s lawyer, told reporters that his client isn’t receiving proper medical care while in detention. Ambulance staff said they saw no need to hospitalize the 62-year-old ex-general.
Armenia’s Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of detaining former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests.
Armenia’s Court of Appeals will issue its decision on Friday, December 7, whether to detain ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests.
Kocharyan’s lawyers argued that Mkhitaryan was selected to preside over the case by lottery, a procedure not envisaged by the law.
Armenia’s Court of Cassation has decided to send the matter of whether to detain former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, who has been charged with “usurping state power” during the March 2008 post-election public protests, back to the Court of Ap
Today, Armenian Court of Cassation decided to take into custody again Vachagan Ghazaryan, Serzh Sargsyan’s former security staff chief.
Banduryan was arrested for discharging his revolver in a Yerevan nightclub on October 13.
All but Harutyunyan were released after Nikol Pashinyan came to power in Armenia in the spring of this year.
Armenian NSS Press Secretary told Hetq that the man, born in 1975 and currently held at NSS, aimed to blow himself up.
Levon Baghdasaryan, attorney for jailed ex-Armenian Army General Manvel Grigoryan, told reporters today in Yerevan that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan violated his client’s right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty.
A Yerevan court today decided to keep Manvel Grigoryan, charged with illegal arms possession and embezzlement, in pre-trial detention for another two months.
Sasna Tzrer member Pavel Manukyan has been released from trial detention after paying AMD 1 million ($2,060) bail.
The body, with a gunshot wound to the head, was found today in a stone manufacturing plant in the Davtashen district A pistol was found nearby.
Police in Armenia report that former National Assembly MP Karo Karapetyan, a member of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) was gunned down late last night at an eatery in Yerevan’s Nork Marash district.
Pavel Manukyan and Armen Bilyan, two members of the Sasna Tzrer group on trial for seizing a Yerevan police building in 2016, have declared a hunger strike.
Hetq has been informed that protests against yesterday’s approved bill to alter the parliament’s rules of procedure have broken out in towns across Armenia.
Armenia’s Investigative Committee reports that conscript soldier Aghasi Mkrtchyan, a junior sargent, was killed due to the negligence of another solider.
This was the answer given to this reporter by Hakob Sahakyan, president of the 1/19 polling station electoral commission, where Margaryan is registered to vote.
Reputed crime figure Artur Asatryan (aka Don Pipo), arrested on June 16 on kidnapping and illegal arms possession charges, was released today from pre-trial detention after paying bail of AMD 50 million ($103,640).
After the raid, Hakobyan told reporters that the reason for the police search was because the website was the first to publish a secretly taped telephone conversation between National Security Service Chief Artur Vanetsyan and Special Investigative Service Chief Sasun Khachatryan.
A Yerevan court today released six people, arrested on November 25, 2015 in Yerevan’s Nork district and charged with illegal arms possession and conspiracy to commit a series of serious crimes in Armenia, from pre-trial detention.
“We have concrete evidence that Armenian military personnel fired automatic weapons in the direction of houses on Leo Street after someone tossed a Molotov cocktail from a balcony. In other words, the army fully participated in those events,” Khachatryan said.