ArmInfo. Based on Ashot Pashinyan's petition on the alleged kidnapping, a criminal case has been initiated. Gor Abrahamyan, press secretary of the RA Investigative Committee, announced on his Facebook page.
<I consider it necessary to inform that the petition submitted by Ashot Pashinyan to the RA Police was recently submitted to the RA Investigative Committee. Based on petition, a criminal case was initiated in the Grave Crimes Investigation Department of Yerevan City of the RA Criminal Investigation Department on the grounds of paragraph 1 of part 2 of Article 191 of the RA Criminal Code. Urgent investigative actions are being carried out to clarify the circumstances. Later, the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia will make a statement," the report says.
Earlier the Haykakan Zhamanak newspaper, owned by the family of the head of the Cabinet, reported that there was an attempt to kidnap Ashot Pashinyan, son of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
<According to preliminary data, the members of an NGO called Call of Sons reportedly forced Ashot Pashinyan to get into their car and drove off. At one point, when the car stopped, the Pashinyan's son jumped out of the car and was hit by a car which was travelling behind, also belonging to members of the same organization. Ashot Pashinyan reported the incident to law enforcement officers>, the newspaper writes.
At the same time, the newspaper accused a member of the "Call of Sons" NGO Garik Galeyan, the father of the deceased Mkhitar Galeyan, of involvement in the incident.
In response, the Call of Sons NGO issued a statement saying that after the next court session on the case on September 21 in Yerablur, members of the Call of Sons NGO, after leaving the court building, accidentally met Ashot Pashinyan. Only mothers of deceased soldiers approached Ashot Pashinyan and offered to get into the car, talk and go to Yerablur together.
<Ashot Pashinyan, without objection, without anyone's intervention, got into the car of one of the mothers and went to the Yerablur military pantheon. Then, on the way, for reasons unknown to us, Ashot Pashinyan jumped out of the car.
Nobody was there in the car except for him and the woman. The rest of the information is not true>, the statement says.