Aram Orbelian, a lawyer representing the interests of former Armenian president Robert Kocharian, has described yesterday’s decision by the Special Investigative Service (SIS) not to allow his client to leave Armenia pending investigation as illegal.
Washington’s view remains that “there has been a need for a thorough and fair investigation into the events of March 2008,” United States Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills said on Wednesday, commenting on recent developments in the probe concerning deadly post-election violence that took place in Armenia a decade ago.
A Dubai-based investment company has filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Arbitration, demanding that the Armenian government pay it compensation in the amount of $160 million related to the planned construction of an Armenia-Iran railway.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) has officially prohibited former Armenian President Robert Kocharian from traveling abroad pending investigation into a criminal case in which coup charges have been brought against him.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian sees no political implications behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s congratulations to Armenia’s ex-president Robert Kocharian on his birthday extended during the reported phone conversation between the two on August 31.
“Zhoghovurd” reports on new circumstances in the criminal case concerning the 2008 post-election events. In particular, the Special Investigation Service (SIS) says that a criminal probe has been launched into the predawn action by police to dismantle a protest camp early on March 1, 2008, which became a prelude to the violence later that day that led to 10 deaths.
A top candidate for Yerevan mayor running in this month’s municipal elections in an alliance loyal to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has expressed his regret over some controversial statements he made during a weekend campaign fundraising event.
Retired general Artur Aghabekian, who once served as Armenia’s deputy defense minister and currently advises the ethnic Armenian leader of Nagorno-Karabakh, denies charges of large-scale embezzlement from the fund where he has served as chairman of the board of trustees.