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Armenia’s ex-police chief charged with abuse of power

Charges have been brought against Armenia's former Chief of Police Vladimir Gasparyan as part of a criminal probe into abuse of power committed by several officials of the Ministry of Defense conducted by the Investigative Committee. In an official statement on Wednesday, the committee said Gasparyan, being a commander and an ...

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panorama.ama day ago

5 persons died, 40 injured in roads accidents over the past day in Armenia

According to the operations reports of Police of Armenia, 64 cases of crime were detected by officers of various police subdivisions in the territory of the republic from September 16 to September 17, 13 of which were earlier committed crimes. In particular, 17 cases of personal theft, 9 cases of infliction of bodily harm, 7 c...

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panorama.ama day ago

No grounds for keeping Kocharyan under arrest, lawyer insists

There are no grounds for keeping Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan in custody, one of his lawyers Hovhannes Khudoyan insisted on Tuesday. His comments came after the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction of Shengavit District turned down a defense motion to release the former president and end his prosecution. The l...

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panorama.ama day ago

Kocharyan to remain under arrest

Judge Anna Danibekyan of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction of Shengavit District on Tuesday announced a ruling on the demands of ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s lawyers. “The court has decided to reject the motion,” she said. Kocharyan’s lawyers had petitioned Danibekyan to free the former president and end his prosec...

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panorama.am2 days ago

Armenian president signs decree to dismiss NSS chief

President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia has signed a decree to officially dismiss Artur Vanetsyan as Director of the National Security Service (NSS). The president signed the decree based on the prime minister’s proposal. Vanetsyan stepped down as NSS Director on Monday. In a statement announcing his resignation, he described ...

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panorama.am2 days ago

Armenian parliament votes to criminalize animal cruelty

The Armenian National Assembly adopted in the first reading a bill making animal cruelty a criminal offence at a regular session on Monday. The draft law was authored by lawmakers from the Prosperous Armenia opposition faction. The bill was passed by a vote of 74 to 11, with 17 abstentions. Prosperous Armenia MP Naira Zohrab...

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panorama.am09/13th/2019, 4:30

19 people injured in road accidents over the past day in Armenia

According to the operations reports of Police of Armenia, 54 cases of crime were detected by police in the territory of the republic from September 12 to September 13, 3 of which were earlier committed crimes. In particular, 10 cases of misappropriation or embezzlement, 9 cases of personal theft and infliction of bodily harm, ...

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panorama.am09/13th/2019, 11:24

5 opposition newspaper staff released from Turkish prison

Turkey’s state-run news agency says five jailed journalists and staff members of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper have been freed on the orders of an appeals court. Anadolu Agency said cartoonist Musa Kart and four other Cumhuriyet employees were released from their prison in northwest Turkey late on Thursday, according to ...

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panorama.am09/13th/2019, 8:30

Contract soldier commits suicide in Armenian village

A contract serviceman committed suicide in a village in Armenia’s Tavush Province, Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan confirmed to Panorama.am. “The soldier was off-duty during the incident,” Hovhannisyan said. The serviceman, 21, reportedly hung himself in a livestock barn close to his house in the village of Ga...

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panorama.am09/12th/2019, 4:24

Court retires to deliberation room for rendering verdict on Kocharyan’s case

Judge Anna Danibekyan of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction retired to the Deliberation Room for delivery of the judgment over changing the preventive detention measure against the ex-president Robert Kocharyan. The court decision will be announced on September 17 at 13:00 Yerevan time. The relevant motion was filed by...

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