FRENCH CITIZEN ARRESTED IN ARMENIA FOR FALSE ALLEGATIONS ABOUT PLOT AGAINST PRESIDENT
Nov 10 2008
Armenia’s National Security Service has arrested a French citizen
of Armenian ethnicity, Sargis Atspanian, who claimed in an interview
with an Armenian newspaper that an attempt was being prepared on the
life of President Serzh Sargsyan.
"Atspanian has been arrested as part of a criminal case, opened by the
National Security Service on charges of false denunciation, following
the allegations, published by the newspaper Aikakan Zhamanak, that
an attempt was being prepared on the life of President Sargsyan,"
National Security Service spokesman Artsvin Bagranian told Interfax.
Earlier reports said that the National Security Service had started
a criminal case in relation to an article about an attempt allegedly
being organized on the president’s life, published in the opposition
newspaper Aikakan Zhamanak.