New details on detention of Armen Chakhalyan
June 29, 2013 | 17:06
YEREVAN. – Seventeen people were detained in the clash between
Armenian young people in Javakhk, Armenian-populated region of
Georgia. Armen Chakhalyan, the brother of Armenian activist Vigen
Chakhalyan, was among the detainees.
Chakhalyan was not present during incident and was detained
immediately after he arrived at the scene, head of civil movement
`Multinational Georgia’ Arnold Stepanyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The charges against Armen Chakhalyan have not been brought so far, he
said. Fourteen detainees were later set free. Three people, including
Chakhalyan, remain in custody.
Asked why Chakhalyan was detained, law enforcers told the lawyer that
it was dark at the scene, and they detained the first person they saw.
As reported earlier, a scuffle broke out between Armenian youth on
Friday evening and involved a group of 150-160 Armenians, including
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