ArmInfo.Armenian police will be given the opportunity to independently listen to telephone conversations of citizens passing as suspects in a particular case. The National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia at the meeting on December 10 in the first reading introduced amendments to the law "On operational-search activity".
According to the co-author of the presented document, MP of the My Step faction Armen Khachatryan, taking into account the operative-investigative powers of the police and the availability of an operational-technical specialized unit, the bill proposes at the legislative level to allow control and wiretapping of citizens' telephone calls using available technical means. In this, according to the lawmaker, it will be possible to save the time spent on contacting the National Security Service to ensure that they have the required funds, and to carry out organizational work. The parliamentarian also explained that today the police are forced to make a similar request to the NSS, which already has a busy schedule. According to Armen Khachatryan, this bill will allow, to a certain extent, to remove from the NSS a number of obligations that are not within its powers, which will reduce the level of workload, increasing its efficiency.