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The Armenian National Congress is going to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the verdict passed against its activities by the trial court of Yerevan's Center and Nork Marash communities on Monday.
Spokesman of the ANC Arman Musinyan says that they pin no hopes on the Court of Appeal "as it is hard to attain justice under the current regime."
ANC activists Sargis Gevorgyan, David Kiramijyan, Artak Karapetyn have been sentenced to 2-3 years in jail for hooliganism and use of force while Tigran Arakelyan has been imprisoned for 6 years for applying violence against a public officer.
The ANC and some other parties believe that the court's verdict was a political order, while member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia Galust Sahakyan says that it was an appropriate response to the crime committed by the ANC activists.
To remind, the activists were arrested following a clash with policemen Aug 9 2011.