The Court of Cassation of Armenia has overturned the lower court verdict made in 2010 against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and acquitted him in the criminal case into the March 1, 2008 tragedy in the capital Yerevan.

Pashinyan was found not guilty on the charge of "mass riots" and acquitted. According to the respective decision of the Court of Cassation, the criminal case was terminated due to lack of corpus delicti.

Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan had applied to the Court of Cassation with a request to acquit Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.