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.