ArmInfo.Former commander of the police forces, former deputy head of the Armenian Police Levon Yeranosyan is suspected of abuse of office. This was announced to the correspondent of ArmInfo by the lawyer Yeranosyan - Tigran Safaryan.
According to the lawyer, his client was invited to be interrogated in the Special Investigation Service in the case of the use of special means during the clashes that took place in Yerevan on April 16 and 22, 2018 on Bagramyan Avenue and at the beginning of Artsakh Street, respectively. At that time, Levon Yeranosyan was the commander of the police forces.]
"Levon Yeranosyan is suspected in the framework of the case on part 2 and 3 of Article 309 of the RA Criminal Code - abuse of office," the lawyer explained. As a preventive measure against him, a written undertaking not to leave the country was elected.
Note that, according to Part 2 of Art. 309 (excess of official authority, combined with the use of violence, weapons or special means) is punishable by imprisonment for a term of two to six years, with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period not exceeding three years), and the third the same act that entailed grave consequences through negligence) is punishable by imprisonment for a term of six to ten years, with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period not exceeding three years.
Earlier ArmInfo referring to the Special Investigation Service of Armenia reported that Levon Yeranosyan was summoned to the SIS "for conducting investigative actions with his participation." At the same time, the investigative body did not specify in what case and in what status he was called.
To recall, Yeranosyan, Lieutenant-General of the Police, directed the dispersal of the action in Yerevan on the night of July 30, 2016, whose participants spoke in support of the Sasna Tsrer armed group, which seized the regiment of the PPS of Armenia on July 17, When dispersing the action on Khorenatsi Street and in the Sary taha region, the police used special equipment, dozens of injured were hospitalized with shrapnel wounds, burns, gas poisoning. Later, in fact, an official investigation was conducted in connection with the disproportionate use of force by the police, the use of violence against journalists and damage to equipment. Levon Yeranosyan "excelled" also during the protest actions in April this year. - then the cameras recorded how Yeranosyan approaches the opposition MP Sasun Mikaelyan and threatens him, and then uses obscene vocabulary. In response, Sasun Mikaelyan threw a bottle into it. May 22 this year. Armenian President Armen Sargsyan signed a decree on the liberation of Levon Yeranosyan from the post of commander of the republic's police forces and from the service in the police.