On October 10, 2017 “New Generation” Humanitarian Non-governmental Organization  recorded another success in the field of justice.

The RA Court of Appeal presided over by judge A. Azaryan, partially satisfied the appeal on A.A.’s case against the judgment made by first instance Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative districts, October 7,  2017 (NGNGO attorney of the case Hayk Hayrapetyan)

Petitions of appeal were lodged against the judgment to impose pre-trial detention as preventive punishment on the defendants S. P. and A.A., clients of “New Generation” Humanitarian Non-governmental Organization ; of which only the appeal on the case of A.A. was partially satisfied and the court changed the preventive measure of pre-trial detention into an alternative preventive measure of bail.

The bail was paid and A. A. was released.

Brief description of the case:

On September 12, 2017, at 12:00 a.m., the accused persons T. K., S.P., A.S. and A.A. wearing women’s clothing, were standing near Best Western Congress Hotel, Italia street, Yerevan, Armenia, when a BMW car approached them. A.Z. was driving the car who later was recognized as victim of the case. Two women were sitting in the backseat of the car, one of them started filming the Trans* people. The latter asked the woman not to film them but instead of stopping their inappropriate behaviour, they started cursing. Later the victim came out of the car and attacked the accused S. P. with fists. The blows resulted in S.P. falling down on the ground. After that the victim attacked the other accused A.S. and after hitting her several times, he grabbed the accused by the hair and pulled her wig off . The accused tried to  bring the victim to reason for purposes of self-defense. Later the police came up and accompanied the persons involved in the incident to the Investigation Division where explanation was given on the incident. Criminal case was launched under part 4 of 258 article, RA Criminal Code, which states:

Article 258. Hooliganism.

1.  Hooliganism: deliberate brutal violation of public order which is manifested in expressing disrespect in relation to the society, 
is punishable by a fine in the amount of  up to 50-fold of the minimum wage, or with detention for the term of 1 month.

4.The action under part 1 or 2 of this Article, committed with the use of weapon or objects used as weapon, is punishable by imprisonment for the term of 4-7 years.

Accusation was brought against RA citizens S.P., A.S., T. K. and A.A. Petition was made to impose pre-trial detention as preventive measure on them which was satisfied.

NGNGO lawyers of the case:

Hayk Hayrapetyan

Ara Gharagyozyan