ArmInfo.Armenian law enforcement officers are inactive in the fight against corruption quite deliberately, a human rights activist and Head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly (HCA) Vanadzor Offic, expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"I dare to assert that all the law enforcement and other bodies mentioned by the Prime Minister the other day are not just unable to, but simply do not want to make the fight against corruption effective. The reason is simple - they know very well who, when and how much they stole and even where it all took out. Only the finances exported from Armenia are estimated at $ 10 billion, plus, everything that was plundered before our eyes. The problem rests on the involvement of many of today's whistleblowers in yesterday's corruption schemes, "he said. At the last meeting with the leadership of law enforcement agencies in the government, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan stated that the law enforcement agencies in Armenia were led by traitors. Expressing dissatisfaction with the pace of the fight against corruption, the prime minister announced the need for "the return of funds stolen from the people and the state."
According to the human rights activist, not one of the corruption schemes operating before the change of power in Armenia after the change of power was disclosed. In particular, we are talking about the activities of the National Security Service, the Police, and the State Revenue Committee. The replacement of the leaders of all these structures did not lead to an internal purification of the system. Sakunts considers such a state of affairs illogical, given that corruption in Armenia was by no means limited to the political elite and took place with the active participation of the aforementioned state structures. Sakunts adheres to a similar opinion regarding the judiciary, which is corrupt and in no way inferior to other state structures in a corrupt way. And in order to clear the judicial "Augean stables" you just need to carefully read the extraordinary report of the Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan, which was made quite a long time ago, plus, with a number of publications and investigations by the media on various corruption schemes in various fields.
"Accordingly, there's absolutely nothing to reinvent the wheel and make new disclosures. It is just necessary to conduct a professional and in-depth investigation of the facts that have already been fixed. The latter cannot be carried out by the law enforcement and judicial systems responsible for seizing the state in the past,sSuch a system simply cannot meet the needs and requirements of a democratic and legal state. It is here that the need arises to implement radical replacements and changes as soon as possible. All this will be carried out, the greater will be the likelihood of preservation of public confidence in the authorities",the human rights activist summed up.