Judge Armine Meliksetyan, who ruled to remand Director of Izmirlian Medical Center, doctor-traumatologist, Professor Armen Charchyan today, was appointed judge of the Yerevan court of general jurisdiction on November 7, 2019, that is, during the administration of Nikol Pashinyan.
Before that, she was the head of the Legal Clinic of the Educational Complex of the Police of Armenia. Based on the declaration posted on the website of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, Meliksetyan’s husband, Husik Hovhannisyan is the deputy head of a police station.
Although Meliksetyan is relatively new in the judiciary, she has already managed to be in the spotlight with her decisions on arrest under a number of controversial cases.
In particular, on February 21, 2021, Meliksetya ruled to arrest former chief of staff-general secretary of the National Assembly of Armenia Ara Saghatelyan. However, the Criminal Court of Appeal overturned the decision and released Saghatelyan two weeks later. Meliksetyan is also known to the public for her decisions on custody against those accused under the cases of “hooliganism and use of violence against representatives of the authorities” with regard to the visit that the Prime Minister paid to Syunik Province on April 21.