Court hearing on Samvel Babayan`s case was postponed to December
ArmInfo.The court hearing scheduled for November 11 on the case of former
Defense Minister of Artsakh Samvel Babayan and others, was postponed
to December 12. The decision was made taking into account the statement
of the lawyer that he needed time to familiarize himself with the case
It should be noted that in June Babayan was released under the
guarantee of a number of MPs from the "Tsarukyan" and "Elk" blocs.
Previously, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of money
laundering and an attempt to smuggle "Igla" MANPADS from Georgia into
Armenia. The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the first
instance, and the Court of Cassation overturned it, referring the
case to a new investigation.
Babayan himself did not admit the charges and stated that his case
was fabricated for political reasons.