Human Rights Watch press release on police violence at protest
Early 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.
The “Gang” trial began on September 7, 2012 at the Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash General Jurisdiction under the presiding Judge Mkhitar Papoyan then Mesrop Makyan (28.11.2013).
Criminal trial of Hrachya Gevorgyan started on March 27, 2012 at the Court of General Jurisdiction of Ajapnyak and Davtashen Administrative Districts. H. Gevorgyan is accused of hostage-taking and is represented by lawyer Lyudvig Avetisyan and monitored by Armen Veziryan from the Helsinki Association for Human Rights. The initial judge presiding over the case was Judge Vazgen and the current judge is Marine Melkonyan.
Criminal trial of Karen Kungurtsev ( Section 1 to Artile 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.