Senior Armenian prosecutor may lose job over rally speech

Interfax, Russia
Russia & CIS General Newswire
February 22, 2008 Friday 6:00 PM MSK

Senior Armenian prosecutor may lose job over rally speech

YEREVAN Feb 22

Armenia’s prosecutor general is seeking the dismissal of his deputy
Gagik Dzhangirian, arguing that, by making a speech criticizing
Tuesday’s presidential election, the deputy had broken the law
forbidding him to engage in politics, the prosecutor general’s
spokeswoman said on Friday.

At an opposition rally in Yerevan, Dzhangirian said the election had
involved illegal acts.

The prosecutor general asked the Armenian president to dismiss
Dzhangirian and remove him from the prosecution service, as the law
forbids prosecutors from engaging in political activities, the
spokeswoman, Sona Truzyan, told Interfax.

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