WILL PARGEV OHANYAN BE PUNISHED?
[03:25 pm] 12 October, 2007
The Council for Justice upheld the decision of the Disciplinary
Commission and petitioned RA President Robert Kocharian to suspend
Pargev Ohanyan’s powers.
To remind, disciplinary proceedings were taken against Pargev Ohanyan,
a judge of Kentron and Nork-Marash communities. The investigation
revealed `insignificant shortcomings,’ advocate Haik Alumyan says.
The Justice Board declined to comment on the decision. Nevertheless,
the last word is after Robert Kocharian to justify or to punish Pargev
During an interview with A1+ Pargev Ohanyan voiced hope that the RA
President will have mercy on him and will not annul his powers.
To A1+’s question whether he regrets for his verdict on `Royal
Armenia,’ Ohanyan said, `Surely not. A judge must not regret for his
According to Mr. Ohanyan, the judicial system is far from being
independent both subjectively and objectively. Alongside with apparent
drawbacks, judges are bound by the law.