Initiative Group From California Protests Against Conviction Of Edit

INITIATIVE GROUP FROM CALIFORNIA PROTESTS AGAINST CONVICTION OF EDITOR OF ‘ZHAMANAK LOS-ANGELES’ NEWSPAPER

AZG Armenian Daily
22/11/2006

The California based initiative group protests against conviction of
the editor of "Zhamanak Los Angeles" newspaper, Arman Babajanian. It’s
worth mentioning that Babajanian is convicted by the Armenian court.

The first instance court has sentenced Babajanian to 4 years in
imprisonment for "draft dodging" in October 2006.

The statement of the initiative group reminded that A. Babajanian was
convinced, according to the formulation of judges, for "violation of
RA Law on Compulsory Military Service" and under the Article 327 of
RA Criminal Code. Moreover, the document states that the sentence,
passed on Babajanian, cannot take force, since the Law envisages a
fine, while the RA CC – imprisonment. The document authors call to
change the restraint to Babajanian for a fine, "taking into account
that Arman Babajanian is a worthy son of his Motherland".

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