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National Security Service Exerts Pressure on Witnesses

On 13 May, 2009 the trial of Grigor Voskerchyan continued at the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Norq-Marash districts. During the trial Mushegh Ishkhanyan, the lawyer of G. Voskerchyan made a statement which said: “Though we told the Court that pressure had been exerted on witnesses, the processes continues and now it is done by the officers of the National Security Service (NSS)”. The defense attorney did not mention the source of information due to its security.
Hence, according to M. Shushanyan during the whole trial of May 12, Aghasi Grigoryan, the officer of NSS of Abovyan was present in the room designed for the witnesses.

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Shant Harutyunyan Was Released

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According to S. Harutyunyan, sister of Shant Harutyunyan, the latter was released from “Vardashen” CEI on 13 May, 2009. S. Harutyunyan was accused of the case of March 1.
Pursuant to experts’ conclusion “Shant Harutyunyan was incapable at the moment of committing crime”.

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Accused Alexsandr Arzumanyan, Suren Sirunyan
The trial of Alexander Arzumanyan and Suren Sirunyan (Article 225, part 1 " Organization of Mass Disorders") started on 29 April, 2009. The electronic carriers (disks), proving the accusation of A. Arzumanyan and S. Surenyan, should be examined during the trial. The first one was watched only few seconds, which contained a dance of a half-naked woman.

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The trial of Grigor Voskerchyan

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Accused Grigor Voskerchyan Lawyer Stepan Voskanyan
On 27 April, 2009 the trial of Grigor Voskerchyan started at the Court of First Instance of Kentron and Nork-Marash Districts of Yerevan (Article 225, part 1 of the Criminal Code of Armenia- organization of mass disorders). Judge to the case is Gagik Poghosyan, Prosecutors to the case are Ashot Nadoyan and Harutyun Harutyunyan, the defense side represents Stepan Voskanyan. The Court rejected the two motions filed by the defense side. Stepan Voskanyan stated that witnesses to the given criminal case were called to the police department the other day. According to his sources officers of the National Security Service were also present there. Next court hearing will be held on 04 May, 2009

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Authorities’ Intentions were failed

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On April 22, 2009 the trial of oppositional political leaders Myasnik Malkhasyan (Article 225, part 1 of Criminal Code of RA – Organization of Mass Disorders and Article 38-316, part 2 of Criminal Code of RA – Exercising Criminal Attempt Against A Representative of Authorities, judge to the case A. Khachatryan, prosecutor to the case H. Harutyunyan) and Hakob Hakobyan (Article 225, part 1 of Criminal Code of RA – Organization of Mass Disorders, judge to the case– G. Avetisyan, prosecutor to the case Sargsyan) began at The Court of First Instance of Kentron and Nork Marash Districts, Yerevan.

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