20:33 19/02/2020 Armenia

Yerevan court rules to extend the arrest of the owner of the Fifth Channel for another two months

The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction issued Wednesday a ruling on extension of the owner of the Fifth Channel Armen Tavadyan’s pre-trial arrest sought by the Special Investigative Service (SIS). As the lawyer of Tavadyan, Aram Orbelyan, told Panorama.am, the court granted the petition filed by prosecutors. Meanwhile, the lawyer’s petition to release Tavadyan on bail was rejected.

As Orbelyan informed, the court decision has not been handed to the defense team yet. After receiving the decision, the lawyer will decide on appealing the case. Orbelyan reiterated the opinion that the pre-trial custody for Tavadyan is unsubstantiated, considering also the fact that over the past two months of the arrest only 10-11 investigative actions had been carried out by a group of 4-5 investigators.

To remind, Armenia’s Special Investigation Service (SIS) arrested Tavadyan in December on suspicion of seeking false testimony in favour of Armenia’s jailed former President Robert Kocharyan. At the motion filed by the prosecutors, the Court chose arrest as detention measure for him. Later number of media organisations and the journalists of the Fifth Channel issued a statement, insisting the criminal prosecution against the owner of opposition TV channel resembled an act of political vendetta against the businessman for his personal relationships.

The statement said that the arrest of the owner of a TV company was a ‘disgraceful example of phycological and financial pressure exerted on the Fifth Channel.”



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

20:25
Iranian FM expressed condolences upon the victims of novel coronavirus in Armenia
Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan had a phone conversation on Wednesday with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of Iran at...
19:54
Holy Thursday to be observed in Armenia tomorrow
On April 9, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Holy Thursday - the Last Supper of Lord Jesus Christ, and the establishment of...
19:16
Armenian, Russian FMs discuss coronavirus pandemic over phone
At the initiative of the Armenian side, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan had a telephone conversation with his Russian...
19:07
US to block Iran's $5 billion virus loan request
The US plans to block Iran's requested $5 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund for funding Tehran says it needs to...
18:40
Two new coronavirus cases registered in Ararat province
According to the latest update by Ararat Governor Garik Sargsyan, two new cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded in Ararat province,...
18:03
Disinfection activities were implemented in 527 public places
On April 6 and 7, departments of the Rescue Service implemented disinfection preventive activities in ten provinces of Armenia and in Yerevan...
17:22
Commandant says all state resources mobilized to make possible and impossible to secure the health of citizens
The state system makes utmost efforts in its work combating the spread of the pandemic. With full mobilization we are making all possible and...
17:03
Oil holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-led talks on output cuts
Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will...
16:05
Fire erupts at building site of palace in Berlin
A fire broke out on Wednesday at the royal palace that is being rebuilt at great expense in central Berlin, Reuters reported, citing the...
15:57
Kocharyan's lawyer comments on suit against Pashinyan
Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan again filed a defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday. In the...
15:15
Iran's coronavirus death toll passes 4,000
Iran’s new coronavirus death toll has climbed to 4,003 with 121 more deaths in the past 24 hours, Reuters reported a Health Ministry...
15:03
Azerbaijan, Turkey submit joint application to UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Armenian duduk music a masterpiece of the oral and...
13:51
Turkey's death toll from coronavirus rises to 725
Turkey confirmed Tuesday that 76 more people died from the coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to...
13:22
Armenian PM sacks advisor
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has signed a decision to dismiss Hakob Chagharyan as his advisor. “Guided by Article 9, Part...
13:00
Russia’s coronavirus cases rise to 8,672
The number of novel coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 1,175 over the past day, reaching 8,672 in 81 regions, the anti-coronavirus crisis...
12:51
Artsakh coronavirus patient in stable condition
The Artsakh citizen who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus is in a stable condition and has no complaints, the Artsakh Information...
12:26
Grammy-winning singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications
Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s folk...
12:12
Armenia’s coronavirus cases rise to 881 as of April 8
Armenia has confirmed 28 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 881 in the country as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8,...
11:59
93-year-old patient dies of coronavirus complications in Armenia
A 93-year-old person has died of coronavirus complications in Armenia, while eight patients are in a critical condition, Prime Minister Nikol...
11:35
Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care
Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus, BBC News reports. The PM is...
11:31
Artsakh presidential election runoff set for April 14
The Artsakh Central Electoral Commission (CEC) has set April 14 as the date for a runoff election to decide the country’s next president...
10:47
Armenian Church observes Holy Wednesday
The entire week leading up to Easter or Holy Resurrection is known as Holy Week (in Armenian Avak Shabat). During this period, the Armenian...
10:37
Vardenyats Pass closed for trailer trucks
Roads in Armenia are mostly open to traffic as of 8:20am Wednesday, April 8, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. The roadways...
10:25
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion for coronavirus relief
Jack Dorsey is devoting $1 billion of his stake in Square Inc., the payments firm he co-founded, to help fund the coronavirus relief...
10:09
US indicts Turkish Halkbank for illegal transfer of billions of dollars to Iran
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier Halkbank, whose majority shareholder is the Turkish government, pleaded not guilty...
20:34
Cold expected in the territory of Armenia on April 8-9
The air temperature will decrease on April 8-9 in Tavush, Syunik regions of Armenia and Artsakh foothills. On the night of 8-9 April cold by...
20:10
Another batch of Armenian citizens to arrive in Yerevan from Russia
The plane of Red wings airlines departed from Moscow Domodedovo airport with 200 Armenian citizens on board. As the Armenian Embassy in Russia...
19:29
Women rescuers of MES on duty
The women of the Rescue service of the Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations  (MES) continue to be faithful to their mission...
19:18
After signs of slowing, Spain sees rise in coronavirus deaths
The pace of coronavirus deaths in Spain ticked up slightly for the first time in five days on Tuesday, with 743 people succumbing overnight to...
19:12
Police charges 131 citizens in one day with violating movement restriction and quarantine rules
The Police of Armenia continues implementing the Commandant’s directive on the restriction on public movement to prevent the spread of...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}