ArmInfo. The purpose of the authorities is to remove me from the head of the Constitutional Court. Head of the Constitutional Court of Armenia Hrayr Tovmasyan stated this on January 24 in an interview with reporters, commenting on the search in his apartment.
He noted that he was invited to interrogation several times. "Today, when investigative actions began in my apartment, I requested that during these actions a photo-video recording and sound recording be carried out." The fact is that everything will not end with today's search, this process will continue, and everything that happens will fall into basis of new criminal cases. Therefore, I requested that all actions be filmed. And I don't understand why the investigation refuses to record the interrogations and the search of my apartment, "Tovmasyan emphasized.
The head of the Constitutional Court said that by its actions the government undermines the authority of the country. "The actions of the authorities, carried out in my attitude, are very rude and not covered up. I am very sorry that this happens, because for me the most important thing is not my personal affairs, but the future of the country. I would not want everything that we reached for many years, in a few minutes it was nullified, "Tovmasyan stated.
In turn, Tovmasyan's lawyer Amram Makinyan stated that the search was over, but nothing was found.
It should be noted that this morning the SIS reported that a search was being conducted in the apartment of Hrayr Tovmasyan. However, lawyer of Tovmasyan, Amram Makinyan, said in an interview with reporters that the search was not carried out, since the rights of his client and lawyers were violated, they were not allowed to familiarize themselves with the court decision on the search.
Then, the SIS denied the lawyer's statement, saying that the lawyers and Tovmasyan were given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the court decision. "The persons participating in the search, including lawyers, the investigator were given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the court's decision in accordance with the criminal procedure law," the SIS statement emphasized.
To recall, Tovmasyan was charged under Article 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia (abuse of power, resulting in negligence with grave consequences, Ed). This is the same criminal case in which the godson of Tovmasyan Norair Panosyan was indicted.