Armenian opposition member re-detained over foul language use
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21 Apr 04
Police officers from the Nork community police station turned up in
the house of Col Gegam Arutyunyan, member of the Republic Party’s
political council, former deputy defence minister and historian, and
took him to the police station. Gegam Arutyunyan is charged with the
use of bad language.
They attempted to summon Arutyunyan to appear in court, but he
declined to enter the courtroom without his lawyer. Gegamyan is
currently being held at the Interior Ministry’s Nork station.
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Members of the Republic Party think that this act by the police
officers is a preventive measure ahead of the 21 April rally.