Trial on the case “Shant Harutyunyan and friends” resumed in the court of general jurisdiction in Kentron and Nork-Marash Communities of Yerevan. At the regular court sitting the lawyers of some of the defendants were supposed to give defense speeches. But defendant Alek Poghosyan came up with an intervention. He stated that he wanted to have a public defender. The court sufficed his intervention: “For providing public defender services to the defendant it is necessary to apply to the Public Defender`s Office”, said judge Mnatsakan Martirosyan, adding that this the court sitting is postponed for undertaking this procedure. Next court sitting is set on 03 October.
Parallelly, citizens supporting Shant Harutyunyan`s and his friends` freedom were holding a protest action in front of the court building. They were demanding to justify the defendants. They mentioned that they were planning a peaceful march at 11:00, October 3.