October 04
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Friday’s Yerevan court hearing on the "abduction case" of Ashot Pashinyan, the son of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, is being held behind closed doors.

The defense attorneys of Gayane Martirosyan, the mother of soldier Zhora Martirosyan who died in the 44-day war in 2020, detained in the case, were not allowed to enter the courtroom before the start of this court session.

The bailiff of the court informed the defense that the court had decided to hold this hearing behind closed doors.

A little later, however, the attorney’s were allowed to enter the courtroom, but the reporters were not.

It is noteworthy that Ashot Pashinyan told the reporters that they had not submitted a motion to the court to hold a closed hearing.

On May 17, information was spread that a group of members of the "Call of Sons" NGO had tried to abduct Ashot Pashinyan, the son of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. Ashot Pashinyan had submitted a complaint to the police, after which the Investigative Committee of Armenia opened a criminal case on charges of abduction, and Gayane Martirosyan was arrested along the lines of this criminal case.

But on June 5, it was announced that the aforesaid restraining order against Martirosyan was commuted to house arrest. On the same day, however, the Yerevan criminal court decided to commuter this house arrest to 1 month and 15 days in custody.

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