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Case concerning Karen Kungurtsev: Updated

Written by Gayane Khachatryan on . Posted in Courts

kungorcevCriminal trial of Karen Kungurtsev (Section 1 to Article 34-104 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia) started on October 21, 2014 at the Lori District Court of First Instinct. K. Kungurtsev is charged with attempted murder of Davit Hovakimyan. Arayik Papikyan, from the Helsinki Association for Human Rights, is the defendant’s lawyer.

Case Concerning Hayk Aghamalyan

Written by Gayane Khachatryan on . Posted in The Court

hayk aghamalyanSixteen year old Hayk Aghamalyan was charged with premeditated murder and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, receiving the maximum sentence. The trail took place at the Kentron and Nork-Marash Court with Judge Martirosyan as the presiding judge.

Case Concerning “Iravunk” Newspaper

Written by Gayane Khachatryan on . Posted in Freedom of Speech

Free Speech or Hate Speech?
iravunq datSixteen plaintiffs filed a civil action suit against Iravunk Newspaper for defamation and slander. The Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash General Jurisdiction ruled against the plaintiffs in favor of the defendant, Hovhannes Galajyan. Judge Ruben Nersisyan was the presiding judge and delivered the verdict. The case was then reviewed by the Court of Appeals, however, they rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and ruled in favor of the initial verdict.

Human Rights Watch press release on police violence at protest

Written by Gayane Khachatryan on . Posted in Freedom of Speech


Human Rights Watch press release on police violence at protest

Police Brutality Against Protesters on Baghramyan Avenue

Written by Gayane Khachatryan on . Posted in Freedom of Speech

erti jrcanEarly Tuesday morning, police officers violently dispersed protesters who were holding a peaceful sit-in protest on Baghramyan Avenue against the recent price increase of electricity. There were over 5,000 demonstrators who marched to the Presidential Palace and over 200 protesters were detained and taken to various police stations and hospitals.


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