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 Thursday, December 5 2019 13:34
Karina Manukyan

Gevorg Petrosyan: It is possible that the criminal case against Serzh  Sargsyan was instituted for political reasons

Gevorg Petrosyan: It is possible that the criminal case against Serzh  Sargsyan was instituted for political reasons

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. 

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