After several New Jersey judges came under nationwide scrutiny for troubling remarks during separate sexual assault cases, the state Supreme Court this week announced the resignation of one judge, proceedings to remove another, and new training about sexual violence for all judges in the state.
The New Jersey Supreme Court confirmed to The New York Times Wednesday that it had accepted the resignation of Judge James Troiano, who in 2018 granted leniency to a 16-year-old rape suspect in part because he came from a “good family” and attended “an excellent school.”
As informed by the lawyer Arayik Papikyan, the Court of Cassation admitted the complaint into proceedings of mother of the police captain Hrachya Falanjyan murdered on May 13, 2016. It should be reminded that Hrachya Falanjyan had been the victim and Marietta Antonyan had been recognized as the successor of the victim at the beginning of the preliminary investigation, but later these legal statuses were abolished. Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court has a decision that it should also be provided a chance for a murdered person to be justified.
However, his mother was not successful to obtain a status for two years. They had applied to the investigator, the preliminary investigation body and the court for the restoration of their legal rights, but the applications were left without examination.
The members of "Sasna Tsrer" group Ashot Petrosyan and Aram Manukyan were transfered from Erebuni medical cneter to penitentiary hospital. The information was provided by Ashot Petrosyan's defender, Helsinki Association's advocate Arayik Papikyan. Let us remind, that they both had got body injuries in the result of shoots from police officers during being in Police Grand Patrol Station and they were operated after.
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Sixteen 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.
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