Armenia begins second wave of arrests after June 12 riots

Maria Novoselova/Vestnik Kavkaza

On the basis of video recordings made on June 12 near the parliament building in Yerevan, protest participants are being detained in Armenia.

"...The second wave of arrests has begun based on video materials. Eight people have already been detained. The court quickly chose arrest as a preventive measure for five of them",

the lawyer Ruben Melikyan said.

The detainees will be arrested for 1–2 months. The arrest of three more people will be decided today.

The lawyer explained that the protesters were accused of hooliganism. According to the information, one of them threw a bottle, the other one threw a stick.

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