Lawyer: New criminal case into March 2008 events doesn't apply to Armenia 2nd President – Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

The new criminal case, which is launched into the events on March 1 [2008], doesn’t apply to us.

Aram Orbelyan, one of the attorneys of Armenia’s second President Kocharyan who is a defendant in the criminal case into the aforesaid events, said the abovementioned at a press conference on Wednesday.

As per the legal defender, first and foremost, this criminal case should not have been filed due to the statute of limitations.

“We [Kocharyan’s legal defense team] have no status in that regard,” Orbelyan said. “As far as we know, that episode doesn’t apply to us.”

Press service of the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia on Monday announced that the SIS has filed a new criminal case on charges of abuse of official power, exceeding of official power through violence and special means, as well as official fraud, and that this new criminal case has been joined to the criminal case into what had occurred in capital city Yerevan in March 2008.

On March 1 and 2, 2008, the then authorities used force against the opposition members who were rallying in downtown Yerevan, and against the results of the recent presidential election. Eight demonstrators as well as two servicemen of the internal troops were killed in the clashes. But no one had been brought to account for these deaths, to this day.

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'Everyone tweeting this vicious conspiracy theory should be ashamed of themselves': US attorney slams accusations that his wife made a controversial hand gesture during Kavanaugh hearing

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  • US attorney John Bash slammed what he called a “vicious conspiracy theory” after his wife, attorney Zina Bash, was accused of making a hand gesture that some people associate with white-supremacy groups.
  • Zina, a former clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of making the gesture on Tuesday, at the start of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the US Supreme Court.
  • Zina is of Jewish and Mexican heritage and is a descendant of Holocaust survivors.
  • People who know Zina dismissed the idea that she used the gesture in question.

US attorney John Bash slammed what he called a “vicious conspiracy theory” that spread on social media after his wife, attorney Zina Bash, was accused of making a hand signal that some people associate with white-supremacy groups.

“The attacks today on my wife are repulsive,” Bash said on Twitter. “Everyone tweeting this vicious conspiracy theory should be ashamed of themselves.”

Zina, a former clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was accused of making the gesture on Tuesday, at the start of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the US Supreme Court.

Accusers claimed that Zina, who is of Jewish and Mexican heritage and is a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is of an ilk who “literally want to bring white supremacy to the Supreme Court.”

“We weren’t even familiar with the hateful symbol being attributed to her for the random way she rested her hand during a long hearing,” Bash tweeted.

He continued: “Some of the Twitter comments have even referred to our baby daughter. I know that there are good folks on both sides of the political divide. I hope that people will clearly condemn this idiotic and sickening accusation.”

People who know Zina also called the claim baseless: “Zina is a friend of mine, and I’ve never heard her utter a racist remark,” author J.D. Vance tweeted. “She was born in Mexico and is raising a beautiful family in her adopted home. Try not to let your lunacy shade into slander of good people.”

Zina served in various positions of the government, including senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and special assistant to the president for regulatory reform, legal, and immigration policy. In addition to clerking for Kavanaugh, she also clerked for Justice Samuel Alito.

The hand symbol, commonly known as the “OK” gesture, is believed to be affiliated with members of the alt-right, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But the origin of the symbol is also disputed by the Anti-Defamation League, which describes it as a hoax “to fool liberals and get them to spread such false messages.”

The gesture was also spotted when a former White House intern allegedly mimicked the symbol in a group photo with President Donald Trump. The former intern, who is of Jewish heritage, denied any association with “racist white power organizations.”

“I would never make common cause with them,” he said to the Daily Caller at the time.

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Criminal Minds Season 13: Netflix Release Delayed! – Otakukart

Criminal Minds Season 13 aired on CBS from 27 September 2017 to 18 April 2018. The Season was an action-packed thriller which ended on a cliff-hanger. While Season 14 is confirmed for this year, fans in other parts of the world were waiting for Season 13 to be released on Netflix. But, with literally no news from Netflix, when will the Season 13 will be available on the streaming giant?

For the fans who don’t know about the series, Criminal Minds is a story about a team of behavioral profilers. Their job is to find all about the criminals and ‘think’ like criminals. The team was known as the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) works under the FBI. The series has been much liked by people all over the world and this season was one of the best seasons up till now.

Criminal Minds Season 13: Netflix Release Delayed!

The main characters of the series are – Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin), Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), and Jennifer Jareau (A. J. Cook).

Netflix, generally adds any season after four months of its completion to its library with all the episodes of that season. Generally, Criminal Minds seasons air between September and May; this means that we should have already seen Season 13 streaming on Netflix. But, even the September schedule of Netflix didn’t include Criminal Minds Season 13. Fans didn’t get an official word from Netflix, nor the reason as to why the season was delayed. Also, with Season 14 confirmed, fans are getting restless over the delay of season 13.

So, with no word from the streaming giants, we can only hope that the October schedule of Netflix includes the Season 13.

What do you think is the reason for the release delay of Criminal Minds Season 13 on Netflix? Do let us know in the comments!

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