Criminal case on mass riots filed in Armenia

Twenty three people, including Armen Martirosyan, deputy head of the Heritage opposition party and Andrias Ghukasyan, former presidential candidate in Armenia, were arrested as part of a criminal case on mass riots in Yerevan, the Armenian Investigative Committee said, RIA Novosti agency reported July 30.

The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.

According to the message, a criminal case was filed upon Part 1 and Part 2 of Article 225 of the Armenian Criminal Code envisaging imprisonment, from four years to ten years and from three years to eight years accordingly.

Source: Trend News Agency