Armenia’s Court of Appeals has reduced the sixteen year sentence of Ashot Sukiasyan, the businessman originally found guilty of large-scale embezzlement and money laundering in the Cyprus offshore fiasco, to six years.
The Yerevan Municipality, arguing that Sanitek hadn’t fulfilled its contractual obligations to collect and dispose of trash in the Armenian capital, recently voided its contract with the Beirut-based company.
At today’s Yerevan Municipal Council session, Mayor Hayk Marutyan said that events would take place throughout the capital and a gala at the Opera House.
Vahan Martirosyan, a student at Yerevan’s Brusov State Linguistic and Social Sciences University, has launched a series of seminars and discussions on waste management and recycling in Yerevan and the regions.
Residents of Artchis have again blocked a stretch of the Bagratashen-Vanadzor highway to protest the lack of drinking water in their community of 1,100 in Armenia’s northern Tavush Province.
English author J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit novel, which increased in popularity after the film series was produced, now has a small “facsimile” in the rolling hills of Dilijan, a resort town in Armenia.
Residents of the Ararat Province village of Kaghtsrashen demonstrated outside the Government Building in Yerevan today, complaining that they haven’t had irrigation water for the past seven days.
A group of pupils from the Armenian Saturday school in Colorado, the U.S., arrived in Armenia on July 7 and toured the schools in the border villages of Baregamavan and Voskevan.
Residents of Artchis, a vilage in Armenia’s northern Tavoush Province blocked a stretch of the Bagratashen-Vanadzor highway to protest the lack of potable water in their community.
29-year-old Nanor first visited Armenia ten years ago, when she went to Akhpradzor village for a working visit.
The 100% shareholder of the company is former MP Garegin Nushikyan. Rent prices were set by a decision of the Yerevan Council of Elders, signed by former Mayor Taron Margaryan on December 23, 2015.
The theme of both the school and the conference is complex quantum complex systems out of balance in many-particle physics and beyond.
The move is seen as a response to Yerevan’s mounting waste collection crisis and criticism of Sanitek, the company contracted to collect and dispose of garbage. The company has been fined several times over the past year for not meeting its
A long defunct café in Yerevan’s Green Ring is being dismantled on the orders of the Yerevan Municipality.
Prosperous Armenia Party MP Naira Zohrabyan, who was chairing the hearing, severely scolded Martirosyan for raising a topic, the plight of transgender people in Armenia, not included in the official agenda.
“There’s uncertainty in the matter and I don’t understand why Nazeni Gharibyan decided that I wasn’t legitimate,” the San Francisco born Orbelian told reporters at a press conference today in Yerevan, adding that he wanted to stay on at the job.
Shant views painting as a psychological state of mind, not a profession. It’s a lifestyle choice.
The body of a Nubarashen Correctional Facility inmate was found hanging from the bars of his cell’s window today, this according to Department of Corrections Public Affairs Director Nona Naviryan.
Ferik Mayor Hasanian believes that if there are departments for national minorities available in universities, the number of those willing to study in higher education institutions will increase.
Yelk Faction MP Alen Simonyan met with the protesters and requested information on a number of individual cases. Simonyan promised to discuss the cases with the justice ministry.
Dashtadem is a small village in Armenia’s Lori Province, located next to Armenian-Georgian border. Having more than 1,000 inhabitants in the 1960s, that number has dropped to some 200 today.
Yesterday’s raid lasted for several hours, Hakobyan said, preventing website employees from working for most of the day.
Davit Hambardzumyan, the mayor Masis, a town in Armenia’s Ararat Province, charged with organizing and participating in assaults on April 22 against pro-Nikol Pashinyan supporters, was released from pretrial detention after he paid AMD 5 million bail.
Souren Sepkhanyan, a 60-year-old resident of Koti, a Tavush village bordering Azerbaijan, was injured by Azerbaijani large caliber arms fire last night.
The director testified that in 2008, Abrahamyan (then President of the National Assembly) and other high-ranking officials impeded the company’s operation and demanded a 60% share of the stock, threatening that the mines would be closed otherwise.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service has told Hetq that it can’t provide details at the moment as to why it has invited Levon Yeranosyan, the former commander of the internal police forces, in for questioning.
Lawyers for former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan say that yesterday’s decision by the Special Investigative Service (SIS) to prevent their client from leaving the country, by having him sign an affidavit to that effect, is illegal given an August 13 Court of Appeals ruling that Kocharyan has immunity and cannot be prosecuted for the March 1, 2008 post- election violence in Yerevan that killed ten.
Poghos Hovhannisyan founded a dried fruit workshop- Chir’s House Guest Center - in Byurakan three years ago. Ever since, the family has been busy preparing the Armenian delicacy.
Tandilyan said that such a proposal was met with skepticism by some, but that the government believes that having a second child is of strategic importance in improving Armenia’s demographic state of affairs.
Artak Zeynalyan, currently serving as Armenia’s Minister of Justice, told reporters today that he will head the ticket of an alliance to be formed by the Hanrapetutyun (Republic) and Lousavor Hayastan (Enlightened Armenia) parties in the September 23 Yerevan Municipal Council election.
Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office will appeal an August 13 ruling by the Court of Appeals that former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan cannot be prosecuted for the March 1, 2008 post- election violence in Yerevan that killed ten.
Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan today walked out of jail a free man after the country’s Court of Appeals ruled that he cannot be prosecuted for the March 1, 2008 post- election violence in Yerevan that killed ten.
A Yerevan court today issued an order to detain Henrik Abrahamyan, brother of former Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, for two months.
The B&B is a family business, with each member doing their own task.
Defense attorneys of Armenia's second president Robert Kocharyan, had filed an appeal to overturn the court decision to detain Kocharyan, as his attorney Aram Orbelyan told Hetq. He said that they would be able to tell more information about a week later. The day of the court hearing is still unknown.
The Shengavit District Court reviewed the matter for seven hours before issuing its decision to keep Kocharyan in pre-trial detention.
A Yerevan court today decided that former Armenian deputy defense minister Yuri Khachaturov, charged with “usurping state power during the March 1-2, 2008 public protests in Yerevan...
Hours after being charged with “usurping state power” during the March 1-2, 2008 public protests in Yerevan, former deputy defense minister Yuri Khachatryan appeared in court and publicly declared that he rejected the accusation.
Arayik Hakobyan, a member of the Sasna Tzrer group charged with the armed seizure of a Yerevan police building in 2016, was released from pre-trial detention today after three Tsarukyan Alliance MPs submitted their personal guarantees, and a 500,000-
Explaining why ex-Armenian president Robert Kocharyan didn’t show up for his court hearing today to decide whether he’s to be held in pre-trial detention, his defense lawyer, Ruben Sahakyan, told reporters that his client wasn’t avoiding appearing in court but that he must receive proper notification.
Khandoyan has been behind bars for almost two years.
A Yerevan court today released Toros Torosyan and Vardan Geravetyan, Sasna Dzrer members now on trial for the armed seizure of a Yerevan police station in 2016, from detention while the trial continues.
Yegnukian, a prominent opponent of the former Serzh Sargsyan regime, is being tried as part of a case against ten members of the Sasna Dzrer (Daredevils of Sasoun) group who seized a Yerevan police building in July of 2016. The official charges against Yegnukian have nothing to do with illegal arms possession or the taking of hostages; charges faced by the others.
Visiting the Berdavan Wine Factory, in Armenia’s Tavoush Province, one can still see the Soviet hammer and sickle emblazoned on the wine cellar’s archway.
A Yerevan court today released Sasna Dzrer defendant Ashot Petrosyan, now on trial for seizing a Yerevan police building in July 2016, from detention on AMD 500,000 bail.
A Yerevan court today released Vardges Gevorgyan, a defendant in the Sasna Dzrer case, from detention based on the personal guarantees that he would not flee prosecution provided by Tsarukyan Alliance MPs Gevorg Petrosyan and Vahe Enfiajyan.
A Yerevan court today released Garnik Hovakimyan, a Sasna Dzrer member now on trial for the armed seizure of a Yerevan police station in 2016, from detention while the trial continues.
Armen Lambaryan, a member of the Sasna Dzrer armed group now on trial for seizing a Yerevan police building in July 2016, was released from detention for functional and neurological health reasons.