Detention Chosen As Preventive Punishment Towards Aram Karapetian


Noyan Tapan
Feb 29 2008

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 29, NOYAN TAPAN. Aram Karapetian, the Head of
the Nor Zhamanakner (New Times) party, is detained and is in the
"Yerevan Kentron" penitentiary office. As Aravot (Morning) daily
reports, Aram Karapetian is charged with Point 1 Part 2 Article 333
of the RA Criminal Code: to consciously give false information to
law enforcement bodies.

As a result of a long examination in the Court of First Instance of
the Kentron and Nork Marash communities, our petition, as well as that
of the body implementing the criminal pursuit were heard. A rather
serious discussion was held, as a result of which, the court agreed
to the petition of the inspector: to apply detention as preventive
punishment," Haroutiun Baghdasarian, the defender of the interests of
Aram Karapetian said, adding that they have applied to the RA Court
of Criminal Cases, appealing the given decision.

Aram Karapetian was put under arrest on February 24. The investigation
is being conducted by the National Security Service.

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