THE PROSECUTION DEMANDS 3 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT FOR KARABAKH MILITARY ACTIONS ACTIVISTS
At the last trial over the heads of public and patriotic organizations
for Protection of Liberated Territories Zhirayr Sefilyan and his
assistant Vardan Malhkasyan, the prosecution demanded 3 years
of imprisonment for Sefilyan and 2.5 years of imprisonment for
Malkhasyan. The prosecution demanded 3 years of imprisonment also for
another detainee Vahan Aroyan, who is charged with illegal keeping
of a great number of weapons.
To recall, on July 2 First Instance Court of Center and Nork-Marash
communities started the trial of Zhirayr Sefilyan, a hero of
Karabakh war, the coordinator of the Union of Armenian Volunteers,
Vardan Malkhasyan, Sefilayn’s supporter, a member of Motherland and
Honor party, who are charged with public calls for overthrow of the
constitutional order, as well as of Vahan Arosyan. Zhirayr Sefilyan
was arrested on December 9 2006. He is charged with Article 301 of
RA Criminal Code. Sefilyan’s supporters are sure that it is the first
narrow political trial in the history of independent Armenia.
The lawyers will make their final speech on July 31.