ArmInfo. The court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan, chaired by Judge Vahe Misakyan, rejected the motion of third President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan's lawyers for recusal of prosecutor Arsen Martirosyan in this case.
To note, yesterday lawyer of the third President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan Ruben Hakobyan submitted a motion for recusal of prosecutor Arsen Martirosyan.
The lawyer stated that the confrontation was carried out with numerous violations, during the interrogation the investigator asked directing questions, moreover, the essence of the charge was not fully clarified. He stated that the prosecutor could not fail to notice all the violations committed during the investigation, therefore, lawyers are requesting his challenge.
It should be noted that in the court of general jurisdiction Avan and Nor Nork, a criminal case is being heard in which third president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is being charged as an accused. Serzh Sargsyan is accused of organizing theft 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 paragraph 1 of part 3 of article 38-179 of the RA Criminal Code, ex- Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan - under paragraph 1 of part 3 of article 179 of the RA Criminal Code, head of Flash Ltd Barsegh Beglaryan - under paragraph 1 of part 3 of article 38-179 of the Criminal Code RA, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture Samvel Galstyan and head of the crop production department of the same ministry Gevorg Harutyunyan - under clause 1 of part 3 of article 38-179 of the RA Criminal Code.