ArmInfo.On June 19, at the suggestion of the Armenian government, an extraordinary session of the parliament will be convened. The decision was made on June 18 at an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet.
On the agenda of the extraordinary session of the RA National Assembly, the executive body proposed to include the issue of depriving Manvel Grigoryan of his immunity for deputy to further prosecute him.
The Prosecutor General of Armenia Artur Davtyan appealed to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with a proposal to initiate the convocation of an extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly on the issue of deprivation of MP Manvel Grigoryan of immunity and to initiate criminal prosecution against him. The statement of the Prosecutor General's Office in particular notes that, following the results of the investigative measures taken, sufficient evidence has been obtained to initiate criminal prosecution against Grigoryan and to select arrest as a measure of his restraint. Note that earlier the vice speaker of the parliament, Republican Party spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov, stated that the RPA faction, of which Grigoryan is a member, has not yet decided on this issue. At the same time, he noted that an objective investigation can be conducted with the use of another measure of restraint, for example, a pledge not to leave the place, taking into account the state of health of the accused. At the same time, he stressed that the investigation should be carried out according to the strictness of the law, and the perpetrators should be held liable, regardless of their personality. Recall that Grigoryan was arrested on June 16 on charges of acquiring and storing weapons and ammunition, later it turned out that he was also charged with the theft of provisions and equipment from the army. After finding out the new circumstances Grigoryan's son, Mayor of Echmiadzin Karen Grigoryan resigned, and his lawyer Grant Ananyan refused to defend.
All these events were followed by protests in Echmiadzin against the Grigorians, organized by criminal authority Don Pipo (Arthur Asatryan) and ex-MP, ex-Republican, also implicated in criminal histories Hakob Hakobyan. In this regard, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that he would not allow various criminal elements to realize their goals under the guise of a "velvet revolution".