15 OPPOSITION RALLY PARTICIPANTS DETAINED IN YEREVAN

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.03.2008 15:07 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Law enforcers have detained 15 participants
of the opposition rally in Yerevan, namely Artak Sargsyan, Levik
Khachatryan, Mushegh Saghatelyan, David Arakelyan, Vardges Vayotsyan,
Masis Aivazyan, Ashot Makukyan, David Matevosyan, Petros Shahbazyan,
Tigran Baghdasaryan, Hovhannes Ghazaryan, Samvel Harutyunyan, Isahak
Malkhasyan, Khachik Gasparyan and Avetik Nersisyan.

RA prosecutor general's office spokesperson Sona Truzyan said they are
all charged in compliance of article 225.2 (mass disorders) and 316.2
(violence against a public agent).

The investigation is underway. People involved in the crime are wanted
by the police.

Yesterday morning the police dispersed the opposition rally held
in support of Armenia's first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan. In the
afternoon the demonstrators took the streets toward the French Embassy
basing near the Yerevan mayor's office. The protest action resulted
in clashes with police.

Numerous shops were looted.

On March 1 evening President Robert Kocharian declared state of
emergency for 20 days.