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Karina Manukyan

Arsen Babayan`s lawyers appealed the court decision

Arsen Babayan`s lawyers appealed the court decision

ArmInfo.The lawyers of ArsenBabayan, who is accused in a criminal case on usurpation of state power,appealed the court decision. It is about changing the measure of restraint chosen by the court in the form of arrest.

Acting Deputy Chief of Staff of the Parliament Arsen Babayan was  charged under part 1 of Article 38-300 (complicity in usurping state  power) and part 1 of Article 314 (Service fraud) of the Criminal Code  of Armenia.

According to the indictment, on February 12, 2018, the NA President  proposed the candidacy of MP of the Republican Party of Armenia Hrayr  Tovmasyan to the vacant seat of a member of the Constitutional Court. 

On March 2, 2018, the National Assembly elected the latter a member  of the Constitutional Court. As of March 1, 2018, when before the 7th  chapter of the Constitution came into force, according to the  referendum of December 6, 2015, there were about 40 days left (the  newly elected President of Armenia was to take office on April 9,  2018), a group of officials in order to avoid constitutional  regulation that comes into force on the election of the head of the  Constitutional Court for a term of 6 years and enabling for a  member of their team to remain in office for up to 70 years, in  violation of the procedure provided for by the Constitution, seized  power, appointing March 21, 2018 - the entry into force of the  restriction - Hrayr Tovmasyan for the position of President of the  Constitutional Court.

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