Disciplinary proceedings: Arayik Papikyan was reprimanded

Advocate Arayik Papikyan was today reprimanded by disciplinary case No. 17124. The judge of the Erebuni and Nubarashen Court of general Jurisdiction, Artush Gabrielyan filed a motion in the Chamber of Advocates and informed that last year, on September 6, Arayik Papikyan left the court room without any permission of the presiding judge. It took place during the hearings of “Sasna Tsrer” case. During the hearing Arayik Papikyan announced that he was not authorized to attend the hearing without his client’s presence.

He also noted that advocates are subject to an arbitrary approach. Though the metal detector signaled while examining his handbag, the court bailiffs permitted him to enter the court room, while his colleagues, Mushegh Shushanyan and Lusine Sahakyan were not allowed in. The CA Board decided to recognize Arayik Papikyan guilty and to apply a reprimand for his having left the room.

Araik Papikyan was not able to attend the disciplinary hearing due to the heavy workload. He had asked the Board to postpone the hearing, but the latter  did not satisfy his request. During today's hearing, its video filming was forbidden.

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