ArmInfo. The team of lawyers of third President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan made a statement regarding his involvement as an accused in the case of organizing thefts in 2013 as part of the state program for the purchase of diesel fuel.
In a statement posted by lawyer Amram Makinyan on his Facebook page, in particular, it is noted that, according to the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, the president of the republic cannot be prosecuted and held accountable for actions arising from his status during his term of office and after its completion. , the statement emphasizes.
Touching upon the legality and validity of the preventive measure chosen in relation to Sargsyan, the defense party unconditionally states that there is no factual evidence that could even theoretically indicate the inappropriate behavior of Sargsyan. Therefore, in the opinion of the lawyers, in these conditions the restriction of his right to free movement guaranteed by the RA Constitution cannot be considered legal.
It is also indicated that the decision to seize Sargsyan's property also cannot be considered legitimate due to the lack of relevant evidence in the case.
, the authors of the statement indicate, noting that in this regard, their conviction that t Sargsyan is being politically persecuted.
Third president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, is accused of organizing embezzlement on an especially large scale - about 500 million drams. We are talking about the state program approved in 2013 by the Government on the more affordable acquisition of diesel fuel for the implementation of spring agricultural work. According to the investigation, exceeding official powers, Sargsyan facilitated the purchase of diesel fuel from Flash Ltd at higher prices. Serzh Sargsyan was charged with clause 1 of part 3 of article 38-179 of the RA Criminal Code, former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan - under clause 1 of part 3 of article 179 of the RA Criminal Code, head of Flash Ltd Barsegh Beglaryan - under clause 1 of part 3 of article 38-179 of the Criminal Code RA, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Armenia Samvel Galstyan and Head of the Plant Production Department of the same Ministry Gevorg Harutyunyan - under clause 1 of part 3 of Article 38- 179 of the RA Criminal Code . The criminal case with the indictment was transferred to the prosecutor in charge of supervision, with a motion to send it to court.