Armenia sets up special department to fight corruption

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 5, 2004 Wednesday

Armenia sets up special department to fight corruption

By Tigran Liloyan


A department empowered to fight corruption has been set up at
Armenia’s prosecutor general’s office. Its function is to combat this
evil in all bodies of state authority, including in the law
enforcement agencies and the prosecutor general’s office itself,
Prosecutor General Agvan Obsepyan declared on Monday.

“I am not so naive as to deny that corruption also exists in this
department,” he noted. Ovsepyan said the regulation for the new
department would be worked out within the next ten days to define all
the directions of the department’s activity.

According to the prosecutor general, the department would cooperate
closely with the president’s control service, the president’s
consultant on fighting corruption and other bodies of state

Corruption is spread specifically wide in the economic structures,
the prosecutor general said.