Thursday, October 17 2019 12:42
Ani Mshetsyan

A criminal case has been opened in the SIS on the seizure of power by  the head of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan

A criminal case has been opened in the SIS on the seizure of power by  the head of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan

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. 

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