ArmInfo. It is possible that a criminal case against former President Serzh Sargsyan was instituted for political reasons. On December 5, Gevork Petrosyan, a deputy of the National Assembly from the Prosperous Armenia faction, told reporters about this.
Speaking about the speech of Sargsyan on November 20 at the congress of the European People's Party in Zagreb, the deputy recalled that during the course of his criticism to the current authorities was clearly voiced. <Naturally, this could not be pleasant for the authorities. But I, as a lawyer, cannot take responsibility and say that the criminal case against Sargsyan is caused solely by political motives. This is not excluded, but solid evidence is needed to validate this. I do not have such information>, he said. Petrosyan also did not fail to recall that in the spring of 2018, power was ceded bloodlessly: "But I personally do not consider this revolution velvet, since it would imply a velvet policy, and not like today an unprecedented hostile atmosphere."
Meanwhile, the deputy admitted that he was not familiar with the accusation put forward by Sargsyan, and therefore could not say anything concrete about it. "I need to get acquainted with him in order to understand what political and legal components are in it," he noted.
As ArmInfo reported earlier, the third president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, is accused of organizing embezzlement on an especially large scale - about 500 million drams. So, according to the report of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia, during the investigative measures within the framework of the criminal case under investigation, and when summing up the sufficient evidence obtained, Serzh Sargsyan was charged on the grounds of clause 1 part 3 of Art. 38-179 of the Criminal Code - an act dangerous to society. As a preventive measure, a recognizance not to leave was taken from Sargsyan. Investigative measures in the framework of the criminal case are ongoing.