Monthly Archives: July 2016

Legal

Statement and demand of the civil initiative ”Davit Sanasaryan” On the 17th of July 2016 “Daredevil’s of Sassoun”, a group of political opponents, seized an important police department in Yerevan, claiming immediate release of their leader Jirayr Sefilian detained illegally since several weeks, the resignation of president and the release of all political prisoners in …

Legal

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) announced on July 31, that the armed opposition group, which had seized a Yerevan police station since July 17, surrendered to law enforcement authorities. According to the NSS, 20 gunmen were arrested after they surrendered. A few hours before the NSS announced the surrender, RFE/RL’s Armenian service Azatutyun.am announced …

Politics

Serj Tankyan in Facebook writes: “Thoughts on the standoff in Armenia and the associated political undercurrents: Most people around the world are confused as to why the takeover of a police station has caused what seems to be an irreparable rift between a segment of Armenia’s populace and the authorities. Years of issue-based peaceful protests, …

Politics

Two more opposition gunmen barricaded inside a police station in Yerevan have surrendered to the authorities, the Armenian police said on Sunday,-reports Azatutyun.am. In a video released by the police, the men identified as Ruben Grigorian and Gevorg Melkonian say that they were misled by fellow group members and that they remained inside the compound …

Healthcare

Yeghishe Petrosyan, founder of “Ardzagank” studio is arrested. Yeghishe Petrosyan is suspected of organizing mass riots. Despite the investigator’s decision to arrest him, Yeghishe Petrosyan was moved to “Astghik”Medical Center due to his serious health problems and received medical care being taken in custody. In an interview with Aravot.am, his lawyer Lusine Sahakyan confirmed the …

Legal

Yesterday, at Baghramyan Avenue where the protesters in support of “Sasna Tsrer” armed groups had gathered, a citizen made an attempt of self-immolation as a sign of protest. Citizens have gathered around him trying to help and urged to call an ambulance. Shortly after, a police car approached them but the man refused to get …