ArmInfo. Apparently, the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia does not adequately represent the meaning of what was said and the scope of its own powers. This opinion was expressed in a conversation with journalists by one of the lawyers of the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharian Hayk Alumyan, commenting on the statement of the SIS, which was made yesterday, in which she called the actions of the Appeal Court in the Robert Kocharian case "illegal."
According to the lawyer, it is regrettable that the state body reserves the right to call the court's decision unlawful. According to Alumyan, it is one thing when an advocate calls a court decision unlawful and decides to appeal against him and, quite another, when such statements are made by a state agency on behalf of the state. "No government agency has no right to declare that the decision of the court illegal public authority could tell he did not agree with the decision of the court, or in solutions weaknesses and preparing to appeal, but has no right to call the court's decision was illegal." - said Alumyan.
Touching on whether the right to inviolability of the president can prevail over the incriminated former president's act to overthrow the constitutional order, Hayk Alumyan stated that the immunity institution is envisaged by the Special Part of the Criminal Code of Armenia. In the same place, as the lawyer pointed out, there are much more serious crimes than the overthrow of the constitutional order. It should be reminded that the day before, after the Armenian Court of Appeal granted the petition of the lawyers of ex- President Robert Kocharian and canceled the decision of the court of first instance, taking into account the inviolability of the former heads of state, the Special Investigation Service of Armenia stated that the decision was illegal, and the Criminal Court of Appeal was for scope of their authority. "We hope that the prosecutor's office will file a cassation appeal," the SIS said. Earlier, in an interview with the Public Television, the head of the Special Investigation Service, Sasun Khachatryan, touching upon the inviolability of the former president, said that this principle does not apply to the ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharian. "There can be no absolute inviolability.The norm of the constitution, which was in effect in 2008, envisaged and provides for the president inviolability connected with actions arising from his status.Today, the second president is charged with committing a crime that is classified as particularly serious and is specified in Article 2 Constitution (Power in the Republic of Armenia belongs to the people., Assignment of power by any organization or person is a crime), "Khachatryan said.