Avetis Avetisyan in the court, October 27, 2014. Photo by Armine Martirosyan for the Caucasian Knot.

17 March 2018, 23:49

Avetis Avetisyan, participant of "Million Mask March", released before term

The Kotaik Regional Court of Armenia has released Avetis Avetisyan, a participant of the "Million Mask March", convicted to five years in prison, from the courtroom, having satisfied the application for the conditional early relief (CER).

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 17, 2014, twelve participants of the "Million Mask March" were sentenced to different terms of imprisonment.

Avetis Avetisyan said that the judge found no reasons to keep him in jail any longer, adding that the decision was quite a surprise.

"The court session was postponed so many times; and I thought that it won't take place today either; therefore, I didn't inform my relatives about it. I came home suddenly, late at night; it was a real surprise for my family," Mr Avetisyan told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by phone.

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

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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