Court of review upholds Edgar Arakelian’s verdict

July 1 2004


YEREVAN, JULY 1, ARMENPRESS: An Armenian appeals court upheld on
Wednesday the 18-month imprisonment of an opposition activist, Edgar
Arakelian, who hit a police officer by a plastic bottle when the
police used force to disperse an April 13 morning anti-government
demonstration, staged by the opposition forces.
The officer, hit by Arakelian, told the Review Court that the
strike did not cause damage to his health and that probably the young
man failed to see that he was hitting a police officer because of the
turned off street illumination.
The Review Court ruling came on an appeal by Edgar Arakelian
against the lower court verdict of May 26, but the panel of three
judges ruled eventually that the lower court decision was right.
Arakelian’s lawyer dismissed the ruling saying he will take the
case to the Court of Appeals..

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress