“Imprisonment judgment against Zhirayr Sefilyan and others: assessment by human rights activists”
March 21, 12:00

On March 20, Tatevik Grigoryan, judge at the General Jurisdiction Court of Shengavit Administrative District, announced judgments on the case of Zhirayr Sefilyan, Gevorg Safaryan and others charged with grave crimes.

Zhirayr Sefilyan was sentenced to 10 years and 5 months in prison, Gevorg Safaryan to 4 years in prison, with a common sentence of 5.5 years, Sasunik Kirakosyan was sentenced to 4.6 years, Nerses Poghosyan – to 3.6 years, Hrayr Topchyan – to 3 years, Galust Grigoryan – to 3.5 years and Hovhannes Petrosyan – to 2 years in prison.

At the discussion on “Imprisonment judgment against Zhirayr Sefilyan and others: assessment by human rights activists” hosted by the Media Center on March 21, Arayik Papikyan, Zhirayr Sefilyan’s lawyer, assessed those judgments noting that the day of announcing such judgments should be marked on the calendar as a black day of justice. Then the lawyer provided his assessment of the said judicial act.

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