Oskanian’s lawyer: political persecution disguised as investigation

Mediamax, Armenia
Oct 16 2012

Oskanian’s lawyer on the former Armenian Foreign Minister’s case:
`It’s a political persecution disguised as an investigation’

Yerevan/Mediamax/. Lawyer of the former Armenian Foreign Minister,
member of `Prosperous Armenia’ party Vardan Oskanian Tigran Atanesyan
stated today that the case of Oskanian and `Civilitas’ foundation is
`a political persecution disguised as a preliminary investigation’.

Vardan Oskanian’s lawyer noted during his meeting with journalists
that `it’s a political process and the issue is not on the legal
field’, Mediamax reports.

`There is no preliminary investigation held. They (the body of
preliminary investigation -edit.) present the events in the light
beneficial for them. Here we deal with an obvious political order’,
said Tigran Atanesyan.

The lawyer noted that the preliminary investigation body tries to
carry out the case as though Oskanian made a financial deal behind the
back of the members of the Board of Trustees of `Civilitas’
foundation. He stressed that money laundering and embezzling is out of

According to him, if the preliminary investigation body and Armenian
courts operate objectively the Oskanian’s case should be dismissed.

`Within coming days, we’ll file a motion on dismissing of the criminal
case’, said Oskanian’s lawyer.

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