YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


SENTENCE UPHELD

On June 15 the RA Criminal Court of Appeal upheld the sentence, passed by court
of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash communities of Yerevan on
April 17, 2009 on the case of free-lance journalist Gagik Shamshian, returned
guilty by Part 3 of Article 343 of RA Criminal Code (“Disrespect to Court”).
As it has been reported, Gagik Shamshian was sentenced to a fine in the amount
of 350,000 AMD, or about $ 950 (see YPC Weekly Newsletter, 17-23
April, 2009
).