In October 2010 as a result of false accusations well-known figures of the Armenian community of Adjaria Armen Gevorgyan and Ruben Shekoyan were arrested without evidence and sentenced to 11 years in prison.
In accordance with the Law on Amnesty adopted in December 2012 by the Parliament of the Republic of Georgia, on January 13, along with other 190 prisoners our compatriots Armen Gevorgyan and Ruben Shekoyan were released from prison.
Accompanied by relatives and friends, who were from the early morning gathered in the yard of Gldani prison in Tbilisi, known as Prison Number 8, former prisoners went to Holy Etchmiadzin Church in Avlabari where they were met by the Head of the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Georgia, His Grace Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan together with the clergy and officials of the Diocese.
Bishop Mirzakhanyan prayed in the church and blessed Armen Gevorgyan and Ruben Shekoyan. The leader of the Diocese in his speech appreciated the fair and humane actions of the new government.
In the nearest future the release of the Armenian activist, political prisoner Vahagn Chakhalyan is also expected, press service of the Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Church in Georgia informs.