OVER 60 PEOPLE REMAIN IN POLICE CUSTODY OVER YEREVAN RIOTS

Interfax News Agency, Russia
April 29 2008

Sixty-six people who were arrested over the March 1 riots in Yerevan
remain in police custody, and 27 people have been asked to give their
written undertaking not to leave their residence area, a spokesman
for the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax.

Thirty-one criminal cases have been sent to court as of April 28.

The March 1 riots followed the February 19 presidential elections
in Armenia and were led by former president Levon Ter-Petrosyan,
who had lost the elections. His supporters have still not recognized
the outcome of the elections. Ten people were killed in the riots.

The National Movement Center led by Ter-Petrosyan intends to file
a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights to contest the
electoral violations they believe occurred during the February 19
elections. A working group composed of Armenian and foreign experts
has already been created to prepare the suit.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress