December 09
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YEREVAN.- The protesters, demanding the arrest of retired General Manvel Grigoryan, want to meet with the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, one of the organizers of the rallyJivan Abrahamyan told reporters.

"Aside from Nikol Pashinyan, we don’t want to meet with anyone. Mr. Pashinyan, make sure that within three days our group meets with you. We have something to say to you, ”said Abrahamyan. He also said that the participants of today's action will march along Arshakunyats Avenue and did not rule out that they will block the movement.

On December 21, 2018 the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction released Manvel Grigoryan from custody on an AMD 25mn (approx. US$51,600) bail. The Prosecutor General’s Office, however, has appealed this decision to the Criminal Court of Appeal.

Grigoryan was remanded in custody on June 19, and by the decision of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction.

He is charged with unlawfully acquiring and possessing weapons and ammunition, as well as committing large-scale embezzlement. In particular, it is about the appropriation of the aid that was sent during the days of the four-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), in April 2016.

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