ArmInfo. RA Ministry of Justice denies information on adoption a child from Armenia by world-famous referee, head of the UEFA refereeing committee Pierluigi Collina.
The ministry's statement said in particular: "Taking into account publications in the Armenian media that Pierluigi Collina had adopted a child from Armenia by criminal means, we officially inform that the RA Ministry of Justice never received an appeal from Pierluigi Collina from the Italian side regarding his desire to adopt a child who is a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. At the same time, the Ministry of Justice reports that the RA Criminal Code provides for criminal liability for disclosing the secrets of adoption of a child against the will of the adopter>.
Earlier it was reported that the National Security Service of the Republic of Armenia revealed gross violations of Armenian legislation when children were adopted by foreigners in Armenia. Thus, evidence was obtained that two citizens of the Republic of Armenia, using their contacts in one of the republican obstetric institutions, in a number of departments of the Republic of Armenia, as well as in orphanages, with a gross violation of the legislation of Armenia, organized the process of adoption of more than three dozen Armenian children by Italian citizens.