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Court Rejected Prosecutor General's Appeal

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The Criminal Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal filed by the Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan. The prosecutor’s appeal related to Arayik Muradyan's case.

The judge of Lori Regional Court of General Jurisdiction, Lusine Abgaryan, quashed the criminal case against the defense lawyer Araik Papikyan's client Arayik Muradyan. The latter was accused of the attempt to murder.

During both the preliminary investigation and the trial, the defense party demanded that the act be requalified by Article 112 of the Criminal Code, defined as a severe bodily injury, or by Article 113 defined as a light bodily injury. Although the victim did not have any complaints, the prosecution insisted on the accusation. The judge Lusine Abgaryan, however, requalified Arayik Muradyan's act by Article 113 of the Criminal Code and quashed the criminal prosecution based on the absence of the victim's complaint.

The Prosecutor's Office had filed the complaint later than within a 30-day deadline, stating that the essence of justice had been violated. The defense lawyer Arayik Papikyan notes, however, that there is no basis for that.

The Prosecutor's Office demanded that the verdict of 22.08.2018 should have to be overturned, recognizing Arayik Muradyan guilty by the Criminal Code of Armenia, for having committed a crime under Article 34-105, and imposing a sentence of imprisonment for a year’s term. By the way, Arayik Muradyan had been under arrest for about a year.

The judge Mkhitar Papoyan inquired the prosecutor why a one-year imprisonment was wanted when the defendant had already spent almost one year in prison.

The prosecutor did not answer either of the judge's questions.

After returning from the consultation room, the judge denied the appeal, leaving in force the verdict of the Lori Regional Court of First Instance.

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Man granted pardon 140 years after being hanged

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Myles Joyce has hanged for the Maamtrasna murders in 1882, even though two other convicted men had insisted he was innocent.

https://news.sky.com/story/140-years-too-late-pardon-for-man-hanged-for-five-murders-11317166

A man has been pardoned for a crime he did not commit - nearly 140 years after he was hanged.

Myles Joyce was executed in December 1882, along with two other men, for his part in the murder of five members of the same family, despite his co-accused insisting he was innocent. He has now been granted a posthumous pardon by Irish President Michael D Higgins, the first for a case predating the foundation of the Irish state. Mr․ Higgins described it as a "shameful episode in Ireland and Britain's history" and said the pardon would "correct the historical record". Named after the remote Galway community in which they took place, the brutal Maamtrasna murders shook Ireland. In August 1882, a family was attacked in their home. By the end of the assaults, five of the six family members were dead - with the youngest victim aged 14 and the eldest 80.

Mr․ Joyce, whose Irish name was MaolraSeoighe, was related to some of the family members, but there were always doubts about his guilt and the way he was convicted. Apart from the statements from the guilty men that he played no part in the killings, Joyce's trial was held in English, a language the Gaelic speaker did not understand. There were also questions about the reliability of alleged eyewitnesses, who were later paid off at the insistence of the then lord lieutenant of Ireland, but it was not enough to save Mr Joyce from the gallows. In 2015 a report into the case was commissioned by the Irish Government which concluded that he had been wrongly convicted.

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The Court Condamned Hrachya Gevorgyan for 8 Years of Imprisonment

HRACHAfter the sever health damages of the defendant, the case of Hrachya Gevorgian in the Court of First Instence of Ajapnyak and Davtashen District is restarted.
The Court’s decision to restart the examination was based on the mediation of the prosecutor, who mentioned on the fact that during the trial the laser storage containing confirmative video about  the claim against H. Gevorgyan on the basis of 316 Article of Criminal Code of Armenia, was not examined.

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Case Concerning Ashot Arushanyan

arushanyani datAshot Arushanyan was accused of theft and was found guilty of violating the first point of the third part of Article 177 of the RA Criminal Code. He was sentenced to five in a half years of imprisonment. The case was decided on August 4, 2014 at the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork Marash Administration Districts of Yerevan with Judge Mesrop Makyan presiding.


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