The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a judgement in case of Grigor Voskerchyan vs. Armenia.
Grigor Voskerchyan was charged with organising mass disorder and an attempt to usurp State power. He was detained on March 8, 2008 and questioned for handing over leaflets during the demonstrations.
On 22 June 2009 the District Court found the applicant guilty of making public calls inciting a violent overthrow of the government, and imposed a two-year sentence. It further decided to absolve the applicant from serving his sentence under a general amnesty declared by the Armenian parliament on 19 June 2009. The applicant was immediately released from detention.
The Court declared the complaint under Article 5 § 3 of the Convention concerning the alleged failure of the domestic courts to provide relevant and sufficient reasons for the applicant’s detention admissible and held that Armenia is to pay the applicant 3,000 euros in respect of non‑pecuniary damage.