The examination of protester Armen Mikayelyan’s appeal is over; the ruling will be pronounced on February 2113:01, February 5, 2018 | News, Own news | Right to Fair Trial
On February 1, 2018 the RA Administrative Appellate Court examined the appeal lodged by protester Armen Mikayelyan and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor Representative Office in Yerevan.
An appeal was lodged with the RA Administrative Court against the ruling of February 17, 2017, through which the Court upheld the RA Police claim and ruled to subject him to administrative sanctions in the amount of 100,000 AMD.
On March 24, 2016 A. Mikayelyan participated in the assembly held before the examination of the motion to extend Gevorg Safaryan’s detention period. At the assembly, part of the participants lay down on the carriageway of Mashtots Avenue, chained themselves to the asphalt and blocked the street.
Then, the assembly participants were detained (physical force was used in the process) and taken to the Central Division of the Yerevan City Department of the RA Police, where administrative proceedings were initiated against them for failing to fulfill their responsibilities as participants in an assembly and failing to meet the demands of the police in regard to maintaining the normal course of assembly as established by the law.
At yesterday’s hearing A. Arakelyan, the presiding judge, presented all the grounds of the appeal. With the appeal, the protester and his representative expressed the viewpoint that the RA Administrative Court had committed violations of procedural law norms: without sufficient grounds the protester had been subjected to administrative responsibility for the crimes prescribed by Article 180.1 (11, 15) of the RA Code on Administrative Offenses.
S. Melikyan, the representative of the RA Police, objected to the appeal and considered it to be groundless.
The Court is to pronounce the ruling at 5.00 pm on February 21, 2018.