Armenian Authorities Present Statistics For Post-Election Trials


ArmInfo in Russian
July 22 2008

Thirty citizens have been sentenced to prison by courts following the
case of the 1-2 March mass [post-election] disturbances in Armenia’s
capital, the press service of the Armenian Prosecutor-General’s Office
has reported.

In all, Armenia’s Special Investigation Service has sent the courts
82 cases regarding 95 people, out of which the judicial investigation
of 62 criminal cases regarding 71 people has been completed . The
other cases are still being investigated, the press service of the
Prosecutor-General’s Office told the Arminfo news agency today. Five
people out of 71 included in these cases have been acquitted; 30 have
been sentenced to prison; 44 have been fined by courts; Article 70
of the Criminal Code has been applied on 32 people and they received
a suspended sentence with a probation period. As of 21 July 2008,
a total of 16 accused are in pre-trial detention, and restrictive
measures other than arrest have been applied to another seven accused
as part of the case of mass disturbances aimed at usurping power.