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22.06.2021 | The RA Central Electoral Commission has granted the motions of the Prosecutor’s Office on giving consent to initiating criminal prosecution imprisonment against a candidate deputy

Factual data were received at the Regional Department of Shirak of the RA NSS regarding the information that the Head of the Regional Office of Artik of an alliance of parties, who was also deputy candidate has suggested, promised and given 10.000 AMD bribe to 70 electors personally and with the help of mediators on 14 June 2021 in order to take part in the elections and vote for that alliance with prior consent with a group of people.


Taking into account that there was sufficient data showing criminal feature in the materials prepared criminal case was initiated at the RA Prosecutor General’s Office under Article 154.2, Part 1, Points 1 and 2 of the RA Criminal Code and Article 154.9, Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code on giving, receiving bribe and mediation of bribe with prior consent of a group of people. It was sent to the RA Special Investigation Service for further investigation.


5 people were arrested yesterday, on June 21 in the course of preliminary investigation, on suspicion of bribing voters with the prior consent of voters, including a person included in the list of alliance of the parliamentary candidates.


Yesterday, the prosecutor supervising the legality of the preliminary investigation of the criminal case submitted motions to the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Armenia to give consent to the criminal prosecution and the imprisonment of the latter.


Today, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Armenia, examining the motions, granted them with his/her decisions.


The prosecutor sent the decisions to the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Armenia with an instruction to charge him and carry out other procedural actions depending on it.