Banditocracy at work.... I am surprised that these people were actually caught. My guess is that they are trying to give the whole fiasco of the prosecutions a mask of legitimacy. Putting a couple of low ranking bandits in jail for a few weeks is a small sacrifice for the regime.
[...] The three men, who have past criminal records, were among several dozen persons arrested following the worst street violence in Armenia’s history [...]Source.
[...] During the trial the self-confessed looters asserted that unlike the vast majority of the detainees they are not supporters of Ter-Petrosian. They claimed that they not only voted for Sarkisian but worked as his proxies during the February 19 presidential election. [...]