ArmInfo.Armenian Constitutional Court's President Hrayr Tovmasyan's father and daughters were summoned to the National Security Service. Sister of Hrayr Tovmasyan, Angela Tovmasyan, stated this. She also noted that NSS officials said they were summoned for a conversation.
We tried to contact the press service of the NSS of Armenia, however, we did not receive an answer. It should be noted that on the basis of a statement by the independent MP of the National Assembly of Armenia Arman Babajanyan, the Special Investigation Service opened a criminal case on the seizure of state power by a group of persons.
Arman Babajanyan submitted to the Prosecutor General's Office that a group of persons had usurped power. On the basis of the application to the SIS, 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, NA President, the Government or the Constitutional Court by methods not provided for by the Constitution). A preliminary investigation is being conducted in the case.
The statement of the MP concerns the legality of the chairmanship of the President of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan in this position. The MP 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 MP duties were formally terminated without a corresponding statement, on the basis of a nonexistent justification by the then NA President. According to Babajanyan, MP duties cannot be terminated on non-existent grounds.