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.