Former Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia was charged
Moscow. August 3. INTERFAX.RU — Former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan is accused of obstruction of justice and the investigation, said the Chairman of the special investigation service of Armenia Sasun Khachatryan.
When opponents of Serzh Sargsyan has challenged the results of the 2008 presidential election in the constitutional court and the COP had to make a decision on the legality of the decision of the Central election Commission, according to the publications in Wikileaks, pressure was exerted on the judge, the COP Valery Poghosyan.Sasun Khachatryan, the Chairman of the special investigation service of Armenia
According to him, according to the publication Wikileaks, the judge addressed the staff of the Embassy (presumably the US), stating that the office of the President of Armenia Robert Kocharian he is under pressure.
“As a result of our investigation, this publication Wikileaks was fully justified. Gevorgyan and another official brother of the judge was trying to pressure him, that they failed because Poghosyan did not participate in the decision of the constitutional court on the election results,” — said the Chairman of the special investigation service of Armenia.
According to Khachatryan, against Gevorgyan is charged under part 3 St. 332 criminal code of Armenia (intervention in any form in the activities of the court to obstruction of justice).
“He faces imprisonment of up to six years. Against Gevorgyan preventive measure in the form of a subscription about not departure”, — said Khachatryan.
45-year-old Gevorgyan in 2008 he held the position of Secretary of the national security Council under the Armenian President Kocharian.
After that in different years was Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of territorial administration, the special representative of the President of Armenia for cooperation with the CIS countries, Secretary of the national security Council, chief of staff of the President of Armenia.
In April 2018, after the election of ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan Prime Minister Gevorgyan was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia.