A little while ago, the Yerevan court of general jurisdiction finished examining the appeal filed by the attorney of co-founder of Quartet Media, political analyst Karen Bekaryan against the decision on his detention, as well as the motion of the investigator of the National Security Service (NSS) to choose arrest as a pre-trial measure for him, as reported attorney Gor Mikayelyan to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Mikayelyan informed that the judge has left for the consultation room and that the decision will be announced tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
The NSS has detained former chief of staff of the National Security Service Ara Saghatelyan, co-founder of Quartet Media Karen Bekaryan, office manager of the International Center for Development of Parliamentarism NGO Mher Avagyan and citizen Aram Sargsyan, who was arrested upon a court decision today.
They are detained under the elements of particular articles of the Criminal Code of Armenia (inciting national, racial or religious hatred; an organized group making public calls for use of violence, publicly justifying or advocating violence; violating the rules for publication or dissemination of information during the legal regime of martial law).
Today the court ruled to arrest Aram Sargsyan and released Mher Avagyan.