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18.10.2021 | In relation to the local self-government bodies elections in Syunik, 10 alarming calls were received about the crime, 1 criminal case was initiated

On October 17, in connection with the elections to the local self-government bodies in the communities of Goris, Tatev, Tegհ and Meghri of Syunik region of the Republic of Armenia, 11 messages or alarm calls were received regarding crimes in connection with the elections,  from which 2 were committed before the start of voting, 9 - during voting.

 

From the reports, 9 were media publications, including those concerning statements made about various violations at the elections, presented by representatives of NGOs carrying out an observation mission, which were revealed as a result of the monitoring, and 2 were reports submitted by police officers.

 

From the messages and alarm calls received, 3 relate to the giving an electoral bribe, 2 - voting more than once or instead of another person, 1 - obstruction or coercion to participate in the campaign, 1 - the exercise of the right to vote, 4 - of a different nature, including in connection with statements made regarding the directing of voters, and the use of administrative resources.

 

9 messages on electoral legal violations by the regional divisions of the RA Police were also subject to verification by the instruction of the Prosecutor's Office of the region with a view to verify the circumstances indicated in them. And by the fact of 2, one of which concerns the voting instead of another, and the other to the bribery by the body of inquest were sent for preparing materials under Articles 180-181 of the RA CPC. The first of these is in the process, and by the other a criminal case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 154.2 and Part 2 of Art. 154.2 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

The preliminary investigation is carried out by the mentioned criminal case.