18 June 2018, 13:13
Armenian General Prosecutor demands to deprive Manvel Grigoryan of his MP mandate
Today, the General Prosecutor has called on the Prime Minister of Armenia to initiate the deprivation of the parliamentary immunity of Manvel Grigoryan, who is suspected of illicit arms trafficking and theft of humanitarian aid intended for soldiers and officers.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on June 16, retired General Manvel Grigoryan, an MP from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), was detained on suspicion of illicit arms trafficking. On June 17, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that the Manvel Grigoryan's detention is also connected with the theft of humanitarian aid intended for soldiers and officers. Supporters of Manvel Grigoryan started protests in Yerevan stating that they would not stop until the MP is released.
Today, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has been informed by an official from the General Prosecutor's Office of Armenia that General Prosecutor Arthur Davtyan appealed to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with a request to convene an extraordinary session of the parliament to discuss the issue of depriving Manvel Grigoryan of his MP mandate.
"There are enough grounds to initiate the procedure to deprive Manvel Grigoryan of his MP mandate and his arrest," said the official from the General Prosecutor's Office of Armenia.
According to the National Security Service of Armenia, during the search of the Manvel Grigoryan's places, law enforcers discovered 79 rifles, 39 pistols, anti-tank mines, hand grenades, rounds and other ammunition, dozens of cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles, as well as vehicles donated to the Nagorno-Karabakh Defence Army by members of the Armenian community of Russia during the aggravation of the Karabakh conflict in April 2016.
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent