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.
Hovhannes Harutyunyan, a member of the Sasna Dzrer armed group now on trial for seizing a Yerevan police building in July 2016, had been released from detention for health reasons.
A Yerevan court today released Artur Soghomonyan, a member of the Sasna Dzrer armed group now being tried for the seizure of a Yerevan police building in 2016, from detention while the court case proceeds.
A Yerevan court today freed Sasna Dzrer defendant Aram Manoukyan from detention while his trial continues after nine MPs provided the court with personal guarantees that Manoukyan would not flee prosecution if released.
The nine MPs – two from the Yelk Alliance and seven from the Tsarukyan Alliance – provided the court with personal guarantees that Manoukyan would not flee prosecution if released.
Hakobyan’s lawyer, Tigran Yegoryan, claimed that his client had serious health issues that didn’t allow him to be jailed while the trial continues.
Vardanyan’s public defender, Anoush Mkhitaryan, petitioned the court to lift her client’s detention, claiming that he suffered from chronic bronchitis.
One student asked why the rector allowed police to enter the university and detain peaceful protesters. Rector Simonyan responded that it was a security measure and that the doors of the university must remain open.
A Yerevan judge today said that Garo Yegnukian, who’s been held in pre-trial detention in Armenia since July 2016, can be released if 10 million drams ($20,700) in bail are paid.
Supporters of the Sasna Dzrer defendants now on trial in Yerevan continue to block traffic on Arshakunyats Avenue, demanding that the courts release them from detention as their court cases proceed.
Khachatryan is charged with hindering the actions of law enforcement by remaining near the seized police building and staying in telephone contact with Sasna Dzrer members inside, feeding them reports of what was happening.
Arayik Khandoyan and Ashot Petrosyan, two Sasna Dzrer members now on trial for the seizure of a Yerevan police station in the summer of 2016, have been on hunger strike for seven days now, demanding a general amnesty for all political prisoners in Armenia.
Judge Arshak Vardanyan today decided to keep eleven defendants in the Sasna Dzrer case in pre-trial detention.
At today's trial, Judge Vardan Grigoryan made a decision to release Andreas Ghukasyan from pre-trial detention.