A member of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) today was fined in the amount of 30 fold of the minimum wage after he was found guilty of hooliganism.
Judge Mkhitar Papoyan said the litigation costs were already covered. He said ‘the decision will come into effect within a month after it has been announced.
According to the indictment, in October 2011 HAK member Vardges Gaspari deliberately and flagrantly violated the public order in the vicinity of government building, expressing contempt for the people surrounding him. He reportedly cursed and roared for 15 minutes, disturbing the rest of passersby.
Gaspari also named the former head of the Armenian police, Alik Sargsyan, a ‘hooligan.'
Vardges Gaspari is going to appeal the verdict.