YPC Weekly Newsletter

2008


CHAIRMAN OF PRECINCT ELECTION COMMISSION 13/16 TO PAY A FINE

On July 28 the court of general jurisdiction of Erebuni and Nubarashen communities of Yerevan found the Chairman of the Precinct Election Commission 13/16 Vasil Afian guilty of violating Part 1 of Article 149 of the RA Criminal Code ("Obstructing the realization of electoral right, the work of electoral commission or the implementation of the authorities of election participants”) and imposed a fine on him, amounting to 300,000 AMD (about $ 1,000). As it has been reported, on the day of presidential elections in Armenia, February 19, 2008, Vasil Afian obstructed the work of correspondent of “Haikakan Zhamanak” Lusineh Barseghian and an observer, deputy of the RA National Assembly of “Heritage” party Armen Martirosian, who arrived at the precinct to check up a signal of violations (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, June 27-July 3, 2008).