Today, the First Instance Court of Armavir marz under the Presidency of Judge vahe Khalatyan, rejected the defense motion to substitute the arrest of defendants Aram Mughdalyan, Gagik Arakelyan and Robert Piloyan, who were charged in hooliganism, intentional destruction and damage of the property, with bail. The judge considered the application of bail inadmissible.
The situation in courtroom was tense. The relatives of the defendants were in the extremely emotional state. After the judge read the decision Aram Mughdalyan’s mother stated in a low voice, “You are inhuman…”
The motion was brought yesterday by Aram Mughalyan’s advocate Andranik Hakobyan and Gagik Arakelyan’s advocate Mkrtich Davtyan.
Robert Piloyan’s advocate had submitted to the court the guarantees from Naira Karapetyan and Levon Martirosyan, MPs from the “Republican” Party, and the guarantees for Aram Mughalyan were provided by YSU lecturer Khachik Gevorgyan, Executive Director of US Alumni Association of Armenia and Arthur Ishkhanyan, PHD in Physico-Mathematical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the NAC
Arthur Klyan, the 4th defendant of the case was released earlier due to the mental problems.
Note. Everyone charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty by the court verdict lawfully entered into force as prescribed by Criminal Procedure Code.