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 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
"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