fact that National Assembly member, founder and the leader of the Yerkrapah
(Land Keepers) Union, awarded the
medals of “Vazgen Sargsyan -Commander-in-chief,” “Yerkrapah,” “Military
Service,” “Marshal Baghramyan,” and “Artsakh”, person who is respected
and accepted within Erkrapah Union, explicitly joined the opposition, was
making speeches at Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s rallies, was criticizing Armenian
authorities and publicly questioning the official results of Presidential
elections was endangering the integrity of Governmental structures, especially
the NA and military circles.
tapes which recorded all development during the all day and the evening of
March 1 show that at the moment of tension Malkhasyan together with others was
trying to calm down protesters at the Myasnikyan Square and thus to avoid any
possible clashes with enforcement troops.
very arrest of Mr. Malkhasyan was unlawful, since at the time of arrest, he, as
the Member of the National Assembly, was enjoying immunity, which was revoked
by the Parliament only on March 6.
all period of pre-trial detention Mr. Malkhasyan has never been tried, no proves
of his guilt were presented.
All motions of defence lawyers concerning
the alteration of the restraint
measure were rejected by the court without substantively grounded formal and