ArmInfo. In a normal country, after such a press conference Ruben Vardazaryan would already be looking at the sky through prison bars. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo by head of the Armenian Institute of International Relations and Security Stepan Safaryan.
Yesterday, the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Ruben Vardazaryan (powers suspended), as evidence of the political motivation of the criminal case initiated against him, presented a recording of his conversation with acting Chairman of the Supreme Council Gagik Jhangiryan. During which Jhangiryan persuades his interlocutor to leave the post under the guarantee of the absence of criminal prosecution in the future. According to adviser to the Prosecutor General of Armenia, Gor Abrahamyan, the recording was sent to the Investigative Committee "for a complete, objective and multilateral verification."
"Vardazaryan's testimony against himself is extremely surprising. I can't say to what extent with this recording he harmed Jhangiryan, but I can say that he definitely drowned himself. One thing is clear, the Supreme Judicial Council must be dissolved with such leadership and such judges, completely, and as soon as possible. With such a composition of the Supreme Court of Justice, it simply has no right to exist. The street lexicon, the swear words of these people are a real disaster for the judicial system. Not to mention their actions themselves," he believes.
Safaryan noted that according to the same recording, it is only Jhangiryan who prevents the initiation of all three criminal cases instead of only one criminal case against Vardazaryan. Accordingly, in his opinion with such radical steps, Vardazaryan is trying to drag all the other people associated with his dark deeds to the bottom. According to Safaryan, there are a lot of cases, which are on Vardazaryan's conscience. Several of which he is preparing to publish personally.
"One way or another, we learned a lot from the recording: About the Supreme Judicial Council, about the Armenian judicial system as a whole, about Jhangiryan, about Vardazaryan himself, about the judge of the Court of Cassation Stepan Mikayelyan, about how Jangiryan "suspended" the criminal cases, about how Jhangiryan organized the army service of Artur Vanetsyan. And I can only guess how many criminal and civil cases and lawsuits were " suspended " in this way by these "most worthy representatives" of our "fairest" judicial system in the world," Safaryan summed up. -sh-