ArmInfo. During the searches at the office of the Yerevan.Today news portal, one computer processor and three information carriers were confiscated. The press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry told ArmInfo.
The department was reminded that searches in the portal's office took place in the framework of the criminal case on the wiretapping of the telephone conversation between the heads of the National Security Service and the Special Investigation Service. "The above-mentioned devices were confiscated with the purpose of conducting an examination to find out the circumstances that are important in the investigation of the above criminal case," the RA Investigation Commitee message reads.
The Office noted that the searches were carried out for a number of other addresses, in accordance with the legislation of Armenia.
It should be noted that in the morning of September 17, law enforcement bodies of Armenia conducted searches in the editorial office of Yerevan.Today and the house of its chief editor Sevak Hakobyan. The searches were carried out on the grounds that the site allegedly published a record of the conversation between the heads of the National Security Service and the Special Investigation Service two days earlier than the rest of the media did. The reason for this statement was the Google search engine. The search engine indicates that the publication of the record on this portal was made two days before it appeared in other media. However, the editorial office of the portal claims that it published a conversation record at the same time as all other Armenian media, but there were simply problems with the search engine. A similar situation, added to the editorial staff, was formed with the portal of the newspaper "Hraparak". The same search engine indicates that the record on this portal appeared for 5 days before the day of publication in the remaining media. Meanwhile, the editorial office of Yerevan.Today on September 12, having noticed the problem of the search engine, issued a refutation. "The network spread information that our website posted a record of the conversation between the heads of the National Security Service and the CAS two days ago, demonstrating some" evidence. "Internet experts have already denied this, noting that the system Google crashes. incidentally, on September 11, at the same time, about 14 hours, as the rest of the colleagues and users of the network.On the site the material was posted about 15 hours when the information was already widely covered in the media, "the report says.