Kim Balayan’s Trial to Begin Next Week

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The trial of the representative of the Yerevan office of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation–Kim Balayan–arrested in connection with the September 25 incident–has been scheduled to begin on May 27.

Balayan’s wife–Margarita Tananian–said that Balayan’s health had drastically deteriorated–adding that several years ago Balayan suffered a stroke.

Balayan was arrested on the night of September 25 and has been charged with participation in mass disturbances and illegal possession of weapons.

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