Activists form ‘the wall’ between protesters and police, Yerevan, July 20, 2016. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the ‘Caucasian Knot’.

21 July 2016, 17:44

16 people arrested on charges of rioting in Yerevan

In the case of the riots that took place in the capital of Armenia, 28 people were detained. Of them, 16 were arrested. This was reported by the spokesman for the Investigating Committee of Armenia.

On July 17, supporters of the "Constituent Parliament" seized the building of the patrol-and-security service regiment of the police in Yerevan. During the seizure of the building, one policeman was killed, and other six persons were injured.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 20, the police refused to permit the supply of food for people inside the seized building of the patrol-and-service police regiment. Since July 17, supporters of the "Constituent Parliament" held hostage inside the building, and that resulted in clashes between demonstrators and policemen. As of today, 34 people hospitalized after the riots still stay in hospitals. According to the police, 136 people were detained during the dispersal of the demonstration.

In the case of a clash between demonstrators and policemen, 16 people were arrested. This was told to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by the spokesman of the Investigating Committee of Armenia.

"In total, 28 persons were detained. Of them, 16 were arrested. The operative and search measures are underway to identify all the people involved in the riots," reports the spokesman of the Investigating Committee of Armenia.

According to him, the criminal case was instituted under Part 2 of Article 225 (mass disorders) of the Criminal Code of Armenia. The Article stipulates the punishment of 3-8 years of imprisonment.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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