Criminal case instituted against brother of Sasna Dzrer group member (video)

A criminal case has been instituted against Davit Yeghiazaryan, the brother of Sasna Dzrer group Gagik Yeghiazaryan. He has been charged with using violence against a government official.

“The indictment describes a scene in which an unknown person throws a bottle on police officers while I use violence against Colonel Khachatur Avetisyan, Commander of a patrol and guard police regiment,” Davit Yeghiazaryan told A1+ Company.

The incident occurred outside the yard of a court in Yerevan’s Avan district on June 28. Davit was taken to a police station on the same day and was released a couple of hours later.

Davit Yeghiazaryan states that the charges against him are fabricated and says with the move, they [authorities] want to intimidate the relatives of the Sasna Dzrer group members.

“I do not feel hostility against the police. Perhaps, the police feel hostility against me as I am the brother of Gagik Yeghiazaryan, one of the members of the Sasna Dzrer group,” he continued.

If found guilty, David Yeghiazaryan will have to pay a fine in the amount of up to 500 times minimum wage. He can also be sentenced for a maximum prison term of one month.