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Yerevan court to hear motion to arrest PAP leader Gagik Tsarukyan

panorama.am09/23rd/2020, 9:00

Yerevan court to hear motion to arrest PAP leader Gagik Tsarukyan

A large group of police officers have gathered outside the Court of General Jurisdiction in Yerevan's central Kentron district as the court is set to hear a motion to arrest the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) leader, lawmaker Gagik Tsarukyan on Wednesday.

The National Security Service (NSS) has charged Tsarukyan with vote buying, tax evasion and illegal land appropriation. Armenian MPs voted to strip the opposition figure of immunity from prosecution on June 16, moving to push through the criminal proceedings against him.

However, the Court of General Jurisdiction, presided over by judge Robert Papoyan, ruled against Tsarukyan’s arrest sought by the NSS on June 21, a decision appealed by prosecutors...

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