PROSECUTOR DEMANDS 6 YEARS FOR ARMENIAN OPPOSITION ACTIVIST
YEREVAN.- Court hearing on a case of five young activists of the opposition Armenian National Congress bloc was held in Yerevan on Saturday.
The prosecutor demanded six-year jail term for Tigran Arakelyan, three years and six months for Artak Karapetyan, and two-year term for Sargis Gevorgyan and Davit Kiramijyan.
The next hearing is scheduled for July 19 when the ANC activists and their lawyers will deliver their speeches.
Tigran Arakelyan was arrested with 6 other ANC activists for a fight with police officers. Later 6 activists were dismissed provided they do not leave the country. Tigran Arakelyan is the only one who was in jail.
Only four of them - Tigran Arakelyan, Sargis Gevorgyan, Artak Karapetyan and Davit Kiramijyan - are being heard on a criminal case.
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- 1862 The police arrest Nalbandyan (writer and political activist).
- 1904 Birth of painter Vostanik Adoyan (Arshile Gorky) in Van (Western Armenia). He committed suicide in 1948.
- 1933 Death of Leninist Guards representative, Issahak Lalayants in Moscow. He was born in 1870.
- 1935 Opening of the Armenian Section in the Academy of Science of the USSR.