Why Is Armenian Offshore Scandal Response Kept Confidential? – Newsp


July 19, 2013 | 08:15

YEREVAN. – The response to the query, which was made on behalf of
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, is received from the state
registry for Cypriot companies, Haykakan Zhamanak daily reports.

“It should be clear from this as to whether the PM knew that he is
a shareholder in an offshore company.

“Armenian Prosecutor [General’s] advisor Sona Truzyan told our
correspondent that the response is sent to Armenian Police and
attached to the criminal case that is opened on this offshore story,
and it cannot be made public.

“This means the response that came from Cyprus became an ‘investigation
secret.’ And experience shows that those facts whose publicizing is
inconvenient for the authorities usually become an ‘investigation
secret,'” Haykakan Zhamanak writes.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, Hetq.am News Agency had
written that PM Tigran Sargsyan, Archbishop Navasard Kjoyan-the
Vicar General of the Araratian Pontifical Diocese of the Armenian
Apostolic Church-, and “jeweler” Ashot Sukiasyan are shareholders
in an offshore company called Wlispera Holdings Limited, which is
registered in Cyprus. Sargsyan and Kjoyan, however, have denied their
involvement in such company.

From: Baghdasarian


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