Yerevan
23 / June / 2017

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Armenia prevents import of Azerbaijani food salt, tea
The import of several products of Azerbaijani origin into Armenia was prevented recently at the border with Georgia, Armenian News-NEWS.am reports, State Revenue Committee informs. Customs officers at the border discovered more than half a ton of food salt and tea of Azerbaijani origin in vehicles coming from Georgia. In the passengers’ words, they were not aware of the origin of these products. And after learning about it, they refused to transport the cargo to Armenia. 
2017-06-20 13:05:54
Świtalski: Armenia’s justice reforms are among EU priorities
Justice Minister Davit Harutyunyan on Friday met with the head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski. Harutyunyan thanked the EU delegation leader for assisting in the important projects being implemented in Armenia, and expressed the hope that the cooperation will be continued and the results—tangible, the Ministry of Justice informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Ambassador Świtalski, in turn, noted that the reforms being implemented in the justic...
2017-06-09 15:45:36
Bank cyber-attack averted in Armenia
The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), in collaboration with information security experts from trading banks, has averted a targeted cyber-attack against the banking system. The threat was possible to neutralize thanks to a joint platform helping to rapidly detect and react to any malware, Harutyun Berberyan, the head of the CBA Public Relations Service, told Tert.am. “The Central Bank of Armenia periodically undertakes comprehensive measures towards increasing the information security in th...
2017-05-30 16:20:15
Turkish court finally accepts new indictment in Dink murder case
An Istanbul court has finally accepted a prosecutor’s third indictment into the murder of Hrant Dink in which 51 suspects, including the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, former prosecutor Zekeriya Öz and former daily Zaman Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı, are accused of murdering the prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist, Dogan News Agency reported May 29. The Istanbul 14th Court of Serious Crimes launched proceedings in the new indictment after twice returning it to prosecut...
2017-05-30 16:15:04
Yerevan court trial into Jirair Sefilian adjourns before getting underway
Friday’s first court session in the trial into Jirair Sefilian, Gevorg Safaryan, and several other opposition activists adjourned immediately after having begun, in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan. The Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter informed from on location that, later, the attorneys explained that court session had adjourned because not all the attorneys involved were at the courtroom. Criminal charges were brought against Sefilian on one count of organizing riots, and one coun...
2017-05-26 15:40:17
Head of Bavra BCP Arrested for Accepting Bribes
The Police Department of Organized Crime has obtained information that the managers and staff of a number of organizations and individuals made deals with the officials of the Customs Service through the staff of a customs brokerage firm to make customs payments at a lower fee than the customs value provided by law and bribed the customs officials personally or through the mediators. The head of the brokerage and the head of Bagra BCP have been arrested, the Prosecutor General’s Offic...
2017-05-26 13:23:19
Investigation of Case of 18 People Accused of Police Patrol Building Standoff Co...
The Special Investigative Service informed that the indictments of 18 people were updated based on evidence gained during the investigation of the case of standoff of the administrative building of the Police Patrol Service of Yerevan on 17 July 2016. Martiros Hakobyan, Toros Torosyan, Sergey Kyureghyan and Gevorg Iritsyan were indicted under Article 218, Para 3.1 and Article 235 Para 3; Vardan Geravetyan, Arayik Hakobyan and Hovhannes Vardanyan were indicted under Article 218, Para 3.1, Artic...
2017-04-20 10:25:00
Defendant in case of Igla smuggling to Armenia not to attend consideration of ap...
The defendant in the case related to the smuggling of Igla air missile system to Armenia, Sanasar Gabrielyan, doesn’t wish to attend the consideration of the appeal of his case, his attorney, Karapet Aghajanyan, told Armenian News – NEWS.am. In his words, the Appeals Court has taken into proceedings the appeal on the judgment rendered by the first instance court on enforcing the pre-cautionary measure of arrest against him. The day of considering the appeal has not yet been appointe...
2017-04-20 10:15:00
Pakistani that crossed Turkey-Armenia border gets 1-year sentence
Pakistani citizen Abrar Zafar, who had illegally crossed into Armenia from Turkey in May 2016, has been sentenced to one year in prison. The Court of First Instance of the Ararat and Vayots Dzor Provinces of Armenia has reached this verdict. At court, however, Zafar plead innocent. He testified that he had no intention of crossing the Turkish-Armenian border illegally, he had gone from Pakistan to Turkey to work and save money to be able to head for Europe, but he had come across problems, att...
2017-04-20 10:05:00
3 people killed in Fresno shooting
At least three people were killed as a result of a shooting in downtown Fresno, California. As Reuters reported, the police detained the shooter, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39. The man knew he was being searched for and he "decided he was going to kill more people." http://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-shooting-idUSKBN17K2DJ Police Chief Jerry Dye noted that as he was taken into custody he yelled out “Allahu Akhbar”(God is great). Muhammad went by the nickname "Black Jesus" and h...
2017-04-20 09:58:00
Armenian who returned from Azerbaijan captivity gets 9-year sentence for killing...
Arsen Khojoyan has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl last summer, in Tavush Province of Armenia. Khojoyan’s mother, Mrs. Svetlana, informed about the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am. “Arsen said nothing in court,” she added. “He refused to testify.” The trial into this murder case had begun just a month ago. In his final words at court, Khojoyan apologized to the injured party, and noted that he regretted what had oc...
2017-04-20 09:50:00
Armenian who returned from Azerbaijan captivity gets 9-year sentence for killing...
Arsen Khojoyan has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl last summer, in Tavush Province of Armenia. Khojoyan’s mother, Mrs. Svetlana, informed about the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am. “Arsen said nothing in court,” she added. “He refused to testify.” The trial into this murder case had begun just a month ago. In his final words at court, Khojoyan apologized to the injured party, and noted that he regretted what had oc...
2017-04-19 20:36:15

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