The recommenced proceedings in protester Vahram Petrosyan’s case have been completed18:26, December 4, 2017 | News, Own news | Freedom of Assembly and Association
On December 1, 2017 the RA Administrative Court recommenced the proceedings in protester Vahram Petrosyan’s case and appointed a day for pronouncing the decision.
It should be reminded that the RA Police demand to hold V. Petrosyan liable under the requirements of Article 180.1 (11 and 15). And, in a counter-claim, V. Petrosyan and his representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor Representative Office in Yerevan, demand to recognize as unlawful the RA Police actions of dispersing the assembly, arresting V. Petrosyan and using physical force.
The Court previously appointed October 30, 2017 as the day of pronouncing the decision. However, it recommenced the proceedings with the purpose of examining the existing case evidence.
At the court session on December 1, the Court asked the Counter-appellant questions pertaining to the demand to recognize the Police actions as unlawful and pertaining to the evidence supporting this. V. Petrosyan’s representative Tatevik Siradeghyan informed that the video submitted to the Court serves as evidence for it.
She indicated that following the police officers dispersing the assembly, the protest did not continue on the sidewalk, and, overall, the protesters had the aim of continuing it for about fifteen minutes. Yet, the police officers intervened.
The representative of the Police S. Melikyan insisted on the opposite. As stated by him, the protest continued on the sidewalk and reached its logical culmination.
Having received clarification on the questions, the Court scheduled pronouncing the decision for 2.30 pm on December 22, 2017.