News Criminal Case Launched Into Construction of House Belonging to Former Syunik Governor
17:32 | October 8, 2018
The PGO investigated the matter on the basis of an August 24 Hetq article stating that while Surik
Khachatryan has been building a three-story house, on 2,000 square meters of land owned by him in
Yerevan, for more than 10 years, he got a construction license only recently, on June 8, 2018.
News Former Armenian MP Gunned Down in Yerevan Eatery
00:27 | October 7, 2018
Police in Armenia report that former National Assembly MP Karo Karapetyan, a member of the
Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) was gunned down late last night at an eatery in Yerevan’s Nork
News Armenian Solider Charged with Accidentally Killing Another
12:34 | October 1, 2018
Armenia’s Investigative Committee reports that conscript soldier Aghasi Mkrtchyan, a junior sargent,
was killed due to the negligence of another solider.
News Yerevan: Court Lifts Pre-Trial Detention for 6 Defendants in 2015 Nork Armed Group Case
12:50 | September 17, 2018
A Yerevan court today released six people, arrested on November 25, 2015 in Yerevan’s Nork district
and charged with illegal arms possession and conspiracy to commit a series of serious crimes in
Armenia, from pre-trial detention.
News Yerevan Court Reviews Detention of Serzh Sargsyan's Nephew Charged with Attempted Murder
16:27 | September 7, 2018
A Yerevan court is today reviewing the pre-trial detention issue of Hayk Sargsyan, nephew of former
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who has been charged with attempted murder and illegal arms
News Justice Minister and U.S. Ambassador Inspect Conditions at Abovyan Correctional Facility
10:30 | August 24, 2018
Armenian Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan and U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills visited
the Abovyan Correctional Facility today to check on conditions in which female inmates are kept.
News International Manhunt Launched for Serzh Sargsyan's Nephew
16:33 | August 21, 2018
The NSS has been looking for Narek Sargsyan since July 5, after a raid of his home revealed a large
cache of drugs and weapons.
News Prosecutor General to Appeal Release of Robert Kocharyan
15:00 | August 20, 2018
Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office will appeal an August 13 ruling by the Court of Appeals that
former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan cannot be prosecuted for the March 1, 2008 post- election
violence in Yerevan that killed ten.
News Armenian Police Uncover Government State Assistance Bribery Scheme
20:17 | July 30, 2018
According to an Armenian Department of Police report issued today, Ministry of Labor and Social
officials, in collaboration with various regional and municipal administrators, received AMD 34.777
million ($72,400) in bribes from 175 individuals applying for state assistance eligibility.
News Robert Kocharyan's Attorneys: "It's a Vendetta"
12:12 | July 28, 2018
Defense attorneys for Robert Kocharyan, Armenia’s second president who’s been charged with
“usurping state power”, labelled the indictment and detention of their client a “vendetta that has no legal
News Ex-President Kocharyan Charged with "Usurping State Power" on March 1-2, 2008
20:54 | July 26, 2018
Today, Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) announced that Armenia’s second president
Robert Kocharyan was charged with a criminal offense on the basis of sufficient evidence obtained
during the preliminary investigation on the criminal case on the events that took place in Yerevan from
1 to 2 March, 2008.
News Canadian ‘Ndrangheta Link Sentenced in Italy to 30 Years
20:41 | July 20, 2018
An Italian national with ties to Canadian chapters of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to 30 years in prison in Italy, The Toronto Star reported Wednesday.
News Yerevan Court Conditionally Releases Ararat Khandoyan
15:15 | July 16, 2018
Khandoyan has been behind bars for almost two years.
News Serzh Sargsyan's Nephew Charged with Attempted Murder
15:11 | July 5, 2018
News Armenian Army Colonel, 5 Others, Arrested in Diesel Fuel Theft
15:00 | July 2, 2018
Armenia’s Investigative Committee (IC) reports that six Armenian military personnel, including one
colonel and a major, have been arrested for stealing 24 tons of diesel fuel from an army base and then
selling it on the black market.
News Yerevan Court Releases Sasna Dzrer Defendant Vardges Gevoryan from Detention
16:09 | June 28, 2018
A Yerevan court today released Vardges Gevorgyan, a defendant in the Sasna Dzrer case, from detention
based on the personal guarantees that he would not flee prosecution provided by Tsarukyan Alliance
MPs Gevorg Petrosyan and Vahe Enfiajyan.
News Armenia: Investigative Service Head Promises New Information on March 1, 2008 Events
12:42 | June 28, 2018
Sasoun Khachatryan, the newly appointed head of Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS), told
reporters today that new information regarding the anti-government protests of March 1, 2008, in which
ten people died, would soon be posted on the SIS website.
News Armenian Police Chief: Weapons Found in Car of Serzh Sargsyan’s Brother Were Legal
11:59 | June 28, 2018
“If somebody gets arrested in Armenia today, then there are sufficient grounds for that,” Armenian
Police Chief Osipyan told reporters today, referring to the arrest of Nazik Amiryan, wife of MP Manvel
News Don Pipo, Now in Detention, Fails to Appear in Court; Reason Remains a Mystery
17:53 | June 27, 2018
Why Asatryan, now in detention, never appeared remains a mystery. Did he simply refuse to be taken to
the court or was there another reason involved? The court failed to provide details.
News Armenian “Mafia” Targeted; Spanish Police Arrest 142 in Raid
00:06 | June 27, 2018
The OCCRP writes that according to Spanish law enforcement the Armenian criminal gang targeted is
the biggest operating in Europe.