Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   30 October

Yerevan Court begins examining motion on detaining Prosperous Armenia party leader

Yerevan Court begins examining motion on detaining Prosperous Armenia party leader

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 25, ARMENPRESS. The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction chaired by judge Mnatsakan Martirosyan has started examining the motion of investigator on detaining Prosperous Armenia party leader Gagik Tsarukyan.

Tsarukyan is in the court.

Prosperous Armenia faction MPs and Tsarukyan’s supporters are standing outside the court.

On June 16 the Armenian Parliament voted in favor of the Prosecutor General’s motion on stripping MP Gagik Tsarukyan of parliamentary immunity. 87 MPs voted in favor of the motion. The Parliament also approved another motion on depriving Tsarukyan of liberty.

Earlier the NSS issued a statement according to which a company, that is included Gagik Tsarukyan’s Multi Group Concern, has caused tens of billions of drams in damage to the state.

In another statement, the NSS said it revealed numerous cases on giving bribes to voters by the Prosperous Armenia party members, as well as candidates to vote in favor of the party during the April 2, 2017 parliamentary elections.

Gagik Tsarukyan has been charged for giving electoral bribe.

 

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan

 

 

 





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