Wednesday, January 15 2020 18:09
Ani Mshetsyan

Investigative Committee revealed details of questioning of Prime  Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan

Investigative Committee revealed details of questioning of Prime  Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan

ArmInfo.The Investigative Committee explained in what case this morning, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan was invited to the IC for questioning.

The IC report, in particular, notes: "the criminal case initiated on  committing acts envisaged by the Part 1 of the Article 309 of RA  Criminal Code - apparent abuse of official authorities committed by  officials mentioned in audio recordings of wiretapping the phone  conversations between the RA Prime Minister N. Pashinyan and  ex-Director of the RA National Security Service A. Vanetsyan, as well  as the Chief of the RA Special Investigatory Service S. Khachatryan  and ex-Director of the RA National Security Service A. Vanetsyan  disseminated on the internet on September 11 and December 5, 2018 is  being investigated in the proceeding of General Department of  Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative  Committee. The circumstance of interference in administration of  justice against judges who had investigated the motions on detention  of Robert Kocharyan and Yuri Khachaturov is also a subject of  investigation within the mentioned criminal case.  

RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in General Department of  Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative  Committee and was questioned as a witness within the mentioned  criminal case to find out circumstances of possible influence on   judges.  

The criminal case initiated on illegal wiretapping the phone  conversations between ex-Director of the RA National Security Service  and Chief of the RA Special Investigatory Service according to the  Part 1 of the Article 146, the Point 4 of the Part 3 of the Article  254 of RA Criminal Code is also being investigated in General  Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA  Investigative Committee. Within the mentioned criminal case Nikol  Pashinyan was questioned as affected party to find out circumstances  of violation of his rights and legal interests caused by illegal  wiretapping and audio recording and its dissemination on the  internet, as well as other circumstances significant for the criminal  case.  

Both interrogations lasted 2 hours 35 minutes, in total."

It should be noted that on September 11 the first part of the  recording of wiretapping of the telephone conversation of the  director of the National Security Service of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan  and the head of the Special Investigation Service Sasun Khachatryan  appeared on the network. During an 8-minute conversation, they  discuss the arrest of former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan,  as well as criminal cases brought against CSTO Secretary General Yuri  Khachaturov and former Defense Minister Mikayel Harutyunyan. 

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