Consideration of AppJehovah’s Witnesses
Consideration of the application for retrial of Seryozha Stepanyan, member of “Jehova’s Witnesses” religious organization in the Criminal Court of Appeals under presidency of judge Manushak Stepanyan was set for today.
Seryoza Stepannyan was accused for evasion from military and alternative military service. Seryozha Stepanyan had committed a crime under Article 327 (1) of the Criminal Code of the RA.
His application for retrial sought to remand the 09.08.2012 decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Armavir marz under the requirement of Article 327 (1) of the Criminal Code of the RA, which assume 2,5years of imprisonment; to justify him and to adjudge that the claim of the opposing party and imprisonment had violated the requirements of Articles 3 and 9 of the European Convention separately, as well as combined with the requirements of Article 14; to bind the Government of the Republic of Armenia to pay a reasonable compensation of losses he suffered in result of this illegal persecution.
Public Newsmaker: Ara Khazzaryan