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Naira Badalian

CEC of Armenia granted petition to prosecute a candidate for MP  accused of bribery

CEC of Armenia granted petition to prosecute a candidate for MP  accused of bribery

ArmInfo.The Central Election Commission of Armenia granted the petition of the Prosecutor General's Office to prosecute a candidate for MP accused of bribery.  Advisor to the Prosecutor General Gor Abrahamyan reported this on his  Facebook page.

Earlier, the press service of the supervisory body reported that they  detained two people for trying to give an electoral bribe of 9  million drams (about 17.3 thousand US dollars) to collect votes in  favor of the bloc participating in the early parliamentary elections.  Thus, according to the information, the Armenian Police received  operational data that in order to secure votes in favor of the bloc  participating in the early parliamentary elections and distribution  of pre-election bribes to the residents of the village of Janfida,  the former mayor of Armavir R.Kh., included in the electoral list of  the same bloc, by prior arrangement, handed over to a resident of the  village of Janfida G.P.  9 million drams.

As a result of joint activities undertaken by the Police officers, on  June 10 at 2:30pm in the house of G.P. in the village of Janfida, the  abovementioned persons were caught while handing over an electoral  bribe in the amount of 9 million drams. "At the same time, as soon as  they saw the police officers, they threw into the courtyard of the  house a plastic bag in their hands with an amount that was the  subject of an electoral bribe, which was found and seized during the  inspection of the scene of the incident," the message says.

On the same day, based on the prepared materials, a criminal case was  initiated in the Prosecutor's Office of the Armavir region on the  grounds of Part 2, Article 34-154.2 of the Criminal Code of Armenia.   The preliminary investigation of the case was entrusted to the  Regional Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of  the Republic of Armenia.

R. Kh. And G.P. were brought to the Armavir police station and  detained. They refused to testify. The necessary actions are taken to  clarify all the circumstances of the incident.

Gor Abrahamyan reports that 7 more people are being prosecuted in the  case, one of them on suspicion of giving a bribe, 6 on taking a  bribe.


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