• “Authorities believe that Shant might set a bad example” (video)

    A failed coup attempt and 15 arrestees…

    Several months have passed since November 5 but the investigative authorities have taken no effort to disclose the case, says Lawyer Inessa Petrosyan, who represents the interests of arrestee Shant Harutyunyan. She sees political motivations behind the arrest.

    Alexander Arzumanyan, an MP of the opposition Heritage Party, says the measure of restraint has not been reviewed either. “The reason is obvious. The situation is tense in the country and they [authorities] fear that Shant and his friends might set a bad example for people, making them resort to decisive steps.”

    Watch the video to know the opinion of Shant Harutyunyan.

    Harutyunyan was detained on November 5 as he attempted to head to the Presidential Office together with a group of supporters to ‘blow up the building’ as he had earlier stated. He faces charges over using violence against a representative of the authorities (Article 316.2 of the Criminal Code of Armenia

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