Alexander Arzumanyan. Photo: screenshot of a video by azatutyun.am

12 January 2018, 03:24

Armenia's Ambassador to Denmark wins lawsuit against his country at ECtHR

Alexander Arzumanyan, the Armenia's Ambassador to Denmark and a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has won a lawsuit against Armenia at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The court has obliged the Armenian authorities to pay him 2500 euros.

Mr Arzumanyan filed a lawsuit against Armenia on the fact of his arrest in 2007 under the case of money laundering, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told at the Armenia Ministry of Justice.

In May 2007, Arzumanyan was arrested on suspicion of involvement in money laundering and was kept in custody till September 2007.

According to the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia, Vaan Shirkhanyan, a former Defence Minister, and Alexander Arzumanyan, since 2005, in Moscow, acting in conspiracy with Russian citizen Levon Marcos, were transferring money of suspicious origin. Arzumanyan refused to plead guilty.

Vaan Shirkhanyan was detained on December 19, 2015. He figures in the case of the armed grouping of Arthur Vardanyan, the head of the "Armenian Shield" organization. Investigators believe that the grouping had planned to attack the presidential residence, the Constitutional Court, the Parliament and other governmental buildings.

In 2008, Arzumanyan was an oppositional politician and headed the electoral office of Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first President of Armenia. In July 2017, he was appointed Ambassador to Denmark, the "panorama.am" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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