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SIS refuses to launch criminal case on parliament brawl

SIS refuses to launch criminal case on parliament brawl

YEREVAN, MAY 23, ARMENPRESS. The Special Investigations Service (SIS) has refused to launch a criminal case regarding the May 8 brawl between lawmakers in parliament, SIS spokesperson Marina Ohanjanyan told ARMENPRESS.

She said the SIS investigator has determined that the incident does not constitute a crime.

A heated argument between LHK (Bright Armenia) opposition leader Edmon Marukyan and ruling My Step bloc lawmaker Sasun Mikayelyan escalated during the parliament session on May 8 and a fistfight ensued. Dozens of other lawmakers intervened and the chaotic scenes were televised live.

The prosecution then asked the SIS to prepare materials over the incident. A group of lawmakers were questioned by the investigators.

Editing and Translating by Stepan Kocharyan



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