Aram Karapetyan

Aram Karapetyan (born February 1, 1964 Yerevan) is an Armenian politician. In 1985 Karapetyan graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute. He also worked in the Russian State Duma, the Duma Council for National Security, and the upper chamber of Russia's Federal Assembly. Leader of the New Times party, in 2003 Karapetyan unsuccessfully ran for President of Armenia, earning only 2.8% of the votes.[1] Karapetyan was arrested on 24 February 2008 for demonstrating against the election of Armenian then Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan[2] and charged with false denunciation (Article 333 of Armenia's Criminal Code), charges that were eventually dropped in April 2009.[3]

Aram Karapetyan, 2011


  1. ^ "Pre-election Mosaic – 2008". Hetq Online. 17 February 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Armenia tells poll protesters to end demonstrations". Zaman. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Armenian authorities drop criminal case against opposition leader". BBC News. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.