Ombudsman Studied Document Thoroughly


11 July, 2008

"The request-recommendation sent to the Prosecutor of Vayots Dzor by
the Head of the RoA Special Investigation Service, Andranik Mirzoyan,
is a rough breach of the RoA Criminal Procedure," said Armenia’s
Human Rights Ombudsman Armen Harutiunian after a thorough study of
the document.

"The addressee of a criminal recommendation can be a pre-investigation
or post-investigation body and not a prosecutor," he said.

Reminder, Andranik Mirzoyan had assigned the Prosecutor of Vayots
Dzor to re-examine the heads of pre-election offices for Levon
Ter-Petrossian, find out their phone numbers, property size,
interrogate their neighbours, acquaintances and the drivers who had
transported people to rallies.

The Ombudsman thinks the relevant bodies should find out whether
Mirzoyan had filed similar request-recommendations to other prosecutors
as well.

"The request is illegal and Mirzoyan cannot "be engaged" in the
case on the grounds of the criminal recommendation. It is beyond
his competence. Moreover, relevancy of the investigative actions and
admissibility of evidence is put under question as a result of the
request," says the Ombudsman.

"Andranik Mirzopyan forced the prosecutor to violate the RoA Criminal

Reminder, the recommendation was publicized by Levon Ter-Petrossian
who said the document was authored by Robert Kocharian.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS