10 leaders of opposition detained in Armenia after protest rally

10 leaders of opposition detained in Armenia after protest rally
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  • calendar-gray 12 November 2020

10 leaders of opposition have been held after the protest rally in the Freedom Square of Armenia's capital Yerevan city, according to the Special Investigation Service, APA reports citing Sputnik Armenia.

The detained persons are charged with organization of rallies by violating legally-determined rules.

Former head of National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan, Leader of the Prosperous Party Gagik Tsarukyan, Chairman of National Security Party Garnik Isagulyan, politician Suren Surenyan, representatives of Dashnaksutyun Armenian Revolution Federation Gegham Manukyan and Ishkhan Saghatelyan, former vice speakers of the parliament Ara Sahakyan and Eduard Sharmazanov (member of board of Republican Party), founder of the One Armenia Party Artur Ghazinyan, and opposer David Hambartsumyan are among the detained persons.

G. Isagulyan, S. Surenyan, A. Vanetsyan, A. Ghazinyan, and I. Saghatelyan are suspected in violation of the curfew applied regarding military situation. They can be deprived from freedom for 5 years.

 

Zumrud Pashkin

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