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07.06.2022 | The criminal case regarding “illegal adoptions” against 11 persons was sent to court with an indictment

By the criminal case being investigated in the General Department for Investigation of EIC of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor of the Department for Crimes Against State Power of the Republic of Armenia of the Prosecutor General 's Office of the Republic of Armenia, evidence was obtained that the Armenian representative of 3 companies since 2005 for the sale of children from an orphanage, created and led an organized group. The group included employees of an institution operating in the field of obstetrics in the Republic of Armenia, the director of the Yerevan Children's Home SNCO of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the head of the department for protecting the rights of families, women and children of the Yerevan Municipality, the head of the civil status registration agency, and a close person providing translation services. With a view to achieve the goal, the organized group used the opportunities provided both to them and to the competent officials of the RA state bodies.

 

During the preliminary investigation of the criminal case, the said person was charged under Point 2 of Part 2 of Art. 168 and Point 1 of Part 3 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, director, deputy director of the CJSC "Republican Institute of Reproductive Health, Perinatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology", former director of the SNCO "Children's Home "Yerevan", former head of the department for protecting the rights of families, women and children of the mayor's office Yerevan were charged under Point 2 of Part 2 of Art. 168 of the RA Criminal Code.

 

In addition, the former head of the Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, the head of the Department of Apostille and International Treaties of the Civil Registry Agency of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia were charged under Point 2 of Part 2 of Art. 168 and Part 1 of Art. 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.

 

The head of the division for main issues of children of the department for main issues of the family, women and children of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia was charged under Part 2 of Art. 308 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, and the Chief Specialist of main issues of children of the department for main issues of family, women and children of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia under Part 2 of Art. 315 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia.

 

The preliminary investigation of the criminal case was completed and on June 06, 2022 the case with the approved indictment against 11 persons was sent to the court of general jurisdiction of the city of Yerevan for consideration on the merits.

 

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