Armenian Citizens Can Be Sentenced To 1-Year Imprisonment ForInsulti


09.06.2004 15:17

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenian deputies voted for the insertion
into the Criminal Code of Armenia a number of articles calling
for administrative punishment for insulting of a public agent. As
minister of Justice David Harutyunian, who has submitted the project,
stated, a penalty will be fixed for a person outraging a public
agent while for the second offense the citizen can be sentenced to
1-year imprisonment. Besides, the item, according to which the cases
of people sentenced to life imprisonment can be reconsidered only
after 20 years of imprisonment, has been excluded from the RA Criminal
Code. The given amendment, in the minister’s words, is connected with
the resolution by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe,
which says that despite the kind and term of punishment, the prisoners
should be given a chance to submit the application for retrial.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS