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Charge Pressed against 7 more Persons within Criminal Case on Disorders during Protest in Ijevan; Search Declared against One more Person

24.07.2019 10:18

Within criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee on disorders during the protest in Ijevan, violence used against police officers and hooliganism charge was pressed against 7 more persons. One more person was involved as a defendant and search was declared against him.

It was earlier informed that on July 17, 2019 beginning from 18:00 a group of people blocked the crossroad of Yerevanyan and Ijevanyan Streets of Ijevan of the interstate road of Armenia-Georgia in order to express their dissatisfaction related to toughening the fight against illegal tree felling. Out of hooliganism roughly breaching public order, showing obvious disrespect to the residents of Ijevan and participants of traffic they shouted, scolded, damaged the tin cover at the bus stop, used violence, caused bodily injuries by using stones and blackjacks to a number of police officers who were carrying out service duty there. Not obeying their legal demand to stop the above-mentioned criminal acts they used violence against police officers not dangerous, as well as dangerous for their life and health.  

A criminal case was initiated according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 258, the Part 4 of the Article 258, the Part 1 of the Article 316 and the Part 2 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code.

In the result of necessary investigatory and other procedural actions conducted within the criminal case a number of circumstances of the case were found out, actual data were obtained on those having committed the alleged crime.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charges were pressed against 7 more persons. Charge was pressed against 6 of them according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code. Charge was pressed against 1 of them according to the Part 4 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code. Signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against them.

One person was involved as a defendant according to the Part 4 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code. Search was declared and detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against him.

Thus, as of today, within the criminal case there are 21 defendants, 6 persons – according to the Part 4 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code, 15 persons – according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 258 and the Part 1 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code.

Detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against 10 of them, signature not to leave was chosen as a pretrial measure against 8 of them, mortgage as a pretrial measure was used against 2 of them, 1 person is under persecution.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Measures are taken to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of circumstances of the case.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 





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