ArmInfo. Based on a statement by Arman Babajanyan, an independent deputy of the National Assembly of Armenia, the Special Investigation Service opened a criminal case on the seizure of state power by a group of persons.
According to the press service of the SIS , Arman Babajanyan submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office a message that a group of persons had usurped power. On the basis of the application to the CCC, a criminal case was initiated under Article 300 of the RA Criminal Code (seizing power through the use of violence or the threat of violence, as well as the appropriation of the powers of the president, chairman of the National Assembly, the government or the Constitutional Court by methods not provided for by the Constitution). A preliminary investigation is being conducted in the case.
It should be noted that this statement by Babajanyan concerns the legality of the chairmanship of the Head of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan in this position. The deputy in his message to the Prosecutor General's Office noted that Tovmasyan committed violations of the law upon assuming this position in 2018. That is, Tovmasyan's deputy powers were terminated without a corresponding statement, on the basis of a nonexistent justification by the then NA President. According to Babajanyan, parliamentary powers cannot be terminated on non-existent grounds.
It should be noted that today RPA Deputy Chairman Armen Ashotyan wrote on his Facebook page that the CCA investigator visited the RPA central office in order to collect materials related to the suspension of RPA membership Hrayr Tovmasyan.
Recall that the Constitutional Court on October 14 rejected the appeal of the parliament on the termination of Tovmasyan's powers.