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December 18, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Levon Zurabyan, Head of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) parliamentary group, and Armenia’s ex-FM Vartan Oskanian, a member of the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) parliamentary group, lodged a complaint with Armenia’s Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan. They demand that criminal proceedings be initiated based on the fact of “interception” of their conversation, with the record put on the Internet.In an interview with Azatutyun Radio, Mr Zurabyan said that the complaint has been handed over to the Secretariat of Armenia’s parliament to be re-addressed to Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office.Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is not yet studying the audio that was put on the Internet and proved to be a headline-marker. The argument is that neither Mr Zurabyan nor Mr Oskanian has yet lodged a complaint. The ANC, however, states that “it is not a matter of personal complaints, but of public charge: Mr Zurabyan’s statement the same day was a legal ground for criminal proceedings, and the Prosecutor’s Office was obliged to examine the facts without any complaints.”“According to the Code of Criminal Procedure, the audio put on the Internet may be the ground for criminal proceedings. They are not doing it, and I am not going to give them such a chance. I will just lodge a written complaint for them to initiate criminal proceedings,” Mr Zurabyan said.Armenia’s National Security Service dismissed the allegations as unfounded.In his turn, Mr Zurabyan demands that Armenia’s Security Service find the criminals.“We must be demanding because a crime has been committed against the constitutional right. Also, the audio of the conversation was illegally put in social networks, which was a violation of our civil rights. It is obvious to us that the special services committed that crime. But they are claiming they have nothing in common with it. So we are putting the question as follows: if you have nothing in common with it, find the real criminals. Of course, we have no doubts it is nothing but demagogy, but we will not allow the authorities to evade responsibility for their crime,” Mr Zurabyan said. 

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