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Charge pressed for using violence dangerous for health against representative of authorities

22.07.2016 21:41

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on violence used against police officers performing their official duties on the evening of July 19, 2016 is ongoing in the proceeding of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee. On the base of the obtained evidence charge was pressed against one person.

In order to provide the citizens’ security and protection of public order related to occupation of the area of Police Patrol Service regiment committed by an armed group on 17 July, 2016, on July 19, 2016 at about 20:00 service was conducted by a number of police officers at the junction of Glinka and Vormnadirner Streets adjacent to Movses Khorenatsi Street of Yerevan. According to the evidence obtained through preliminary investigation the resident of Yerevan H. Torosyan together with a group of persons used violence against the police officers not obeying their legal requirements on protection of public order. In the result of violence 6 police officers, who are representative of authorities, were inflicted bodily injuries.

On the base of the evidence obtained through preliminary investigation, on July 22 charge was pressed against H. Torosyan according to the Part 2 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code. The investigator submitted a motion to court to use detention as a pretrial measure against him.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing, necessary investigatory actions are conducted to provide the comprehensive, objective and complete investigation of circumstances of the case, to find the frame of those involved. The videos on the incident available on the internet were downloaded and examined.

Information on procedural decisions made on the results of preliminary investigation will be provided periodically.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.



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