Opposition activist arrested for distribution of anti-govr leaflets

ArmenPress
April 9 2004

OPPOSITION ACTIVIST ARRESTED FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT
LEAFLETS

YEREVAN, APRIL 9, ARMENPRESS: The Armenian Prosecutor’s Office
said today it continues investigation into public calls for violent
overthrow of the constitutional order and offensive languages
directed at authorities.
Prosecutors said they have detained today a citizen of Yerevan,
Artak Gabrielian on the same charges. Gabrielian was arrested when he
was distributing leaflets of the opposition National Unity of
Artashes Geghamian urging people to participate in the unsanctioned
rally with concurrent calls for illegal seizure of power. These
actions were classified as violation of article 301 of the Armenian
Criminal Code.
In a reference to the April 8 detention of an opposition
parliament member Viktor Dalakian, prosecutors said he had been
summoned as a witness for a case under investigation, but refused to
come and therefore was brought by force, an action stipulated by
article 153 of the Armenian Criminal Code.

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