Tuesday, February 23, 2021

57 protesters detained in Armenia :: Politics :: RBC


Police officers detain protesters against Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at a government building in Yerevan

(Фото: Hayk Baghdasaryan / Photolure / Reuters)

In Yerevan, 57 people were detained near the government building during actions against the government. The “News of Armenia” agency reports this with reference to the press service of the police.

The detainees are charged with an article on non-fulfillment of the lawful demand of a police officer (Article 182 of the Administrative Code of Armenia). The maximum penalty provided for by this article is 50 minimum wages.

According to the agency, they also tried to detain the protest coordinator, leader of the Dashnaktsutyun nationalist party, Ishkhan Saghatelyan, but he broke free and left the action.

On November 10, 2020, the head of the Armenian government Nikol Pashinyan signed a peace agreement with Azerbaijan, which put an end to a month and a half of hostilities in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh (the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh). Seven regions, several villages and two cities came under the control of Azerbaijan.

Armenia embarked on army reforms after military operations in Karabakh

Photo: Alexander Ryumin / TASS



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