ArmInfo.Under the current authorities, there has been no political persecution, and never will be. On December 5, RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan stated this to journalists, commenting on the criminal case against the former president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
"There is full confidence in law enforcement agencies, unlike the members of the Republican Party of Armenia and the statements they distribute. Under the current authorities, there has been no political persecution in the country, and there will not be any", the minister stressed.
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 Investigative 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 of RA - an act dangerous to society. As a measure of restraint a recognizance not to leave the place was taken from Sargsyan. Investigative measures in the framework of the criminal case are ongoing.