Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Marianna Mkrtchyan
Persons whose cases are at the stage of preliminary and judicial investigation can refuse from amnesty, Hrayr Tovmasyan, Justice Minister of Armenia, said after the Government meeting, Thursday.
"The trials against them will be continued. If the court has already made a verdict against a person, he can no longer refuse from amnesty," the minister said. In this light, he said, Artak Budaghyan and activist Tigran Arakelyan can refuse from amnesty, as the trials against them have not been completed yet.
Activist of the Armenian National Congress Tigran Arakelyan "officially" refused from amnesty at the Court of Appeal, Wednesday. Earlier, representative of Budaghyans Hayk Alumyan also expressed an intention to refuse from amnesty.