Armenian opposition members face charges of disrespecting court
3 Apr 04
Criminal proceedings have been instituted against members of the
political council of the opposition Anrapetutyun (Republic) Party,
Smbat Ayvazyan, Leva Yegiazaryan and Aramazd Zakaryan.
Ayvazyan told Arminfo today that he was summoned to the prosecutor’s
office of Yerevan’s Centre community yesterday. He was surprised to
learn there that he and his colleagues from the party’s political
council made critical remarks on the judge when the verdict was
announced on the case related to the murder of the chairman of the
Council of Public Television and Radio, Tigran Nagdalyan, on 20
The criminal proceedings against them have been instituted under the
article on “showing disrespect for the court”, Ayvazyan said.