ArmInfo. Judge of the Constitutional Court Feliks Tokhyan refutes information about the political pressure against him. Tokhyan said this on February 18 in an interview with reporters.
The judge confirmed the information that he met with the speaker of the parliament Ararat Mirzoyan, emphasizing that the latter is his former student. "Ararat Mirzoyan and I drank a cup of coffee, but there was no pressure on me. We discussed some issues and our meeting was held in a normal friendly environment," said the judge of the Constitutional Court.
Tokhyan also said that he had met with another judge of the Constitutional Court Vahe Grigoryan and gave him advice, however, he did not mentioned details of the talk.
The judge of the Constitutional Court refused to answer questions related to the upcoming referendum on amendments to the Constitution, since after the referendum a complaint can be sent to the court and then he will not be able to participate in the proceedings. Tokhyan also stated that he was in the Investigative Committee in connection with the charge against former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan. In conclusion, the judge called on the media and the public to stop accusing the Constitutional Court of wrong decisions, recommended reading the archive of the court, and if evidence is found, publish it. "The biggest mistake I consider is that we did not work publicly and did not spread about the decisions made. Accuse me of the case, and not on the basis of fabricated facts," said Tokhyan.
It should be noted that on February 6, the parliament adopted a referendum decision at which Armenian citizens will decide whether they agree to amend the Constitution of the country. On April 5, a constitutional referendum will be held in Armenia, at which the issue of judges of the Constitutional Court will be decided. Many MPs and human rights activists said that this decision is unconstitutional, since initially the MPs had to send their proposal to the Constitutional Court. After that, two campaign headquarters were formed, which campaign to vote "for" these Constitutional amendments and "against" them.
According to the decision adopted on February 11 at the meeting of the CEC, the campaign will be held from February 17 to April 3.