ArmInfo. In Armenia, 144 foreigners are currently convicted and are serving sentences. Exactly half of the convicts are Iranian citizens. Deputy Minister of Justice Kristine Grigoryan presented such data at the meeting of the National Assembly of Armenia, during the discussion of the bill on amendments and additions to the Law "On Foreigners".
According to the current legislation, the expulsion of a foreigner from Armenia is carried out in the absence of legal grounds for staying or living in the territory of Armenia.
"The proposed amendments will create mechanisms that will allow, in the case of a criminal offense, to sentence foreign citizens to imprisonment, and then deported from the country," Grigoryan explained.
Introducing the bill on amendments and additions to the RA Law "On Foreigners", Grigoryan noted that most countries such as the United Kingdom, Georgia, the Russian Federation, the United States have approximately the same approach - any country should be able to expel foreign citizens immediately after that served his due term for the crime he committed.
"The country should be able to deport a foreign convict after serving his sentence," Grigoryan noted, adding that the ultimate goal of these changes is to ensure national security and prevent relapse.