ArmInfo. Another "interception" appeared in the network, this time of a telephone conversation between the head of the National Security Service of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan and Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.According to the "tapping", Vaniecian calls Pashinyan and reports to him that the head of the Special Investigation Service Sasun Khachatryan wants to arrest the CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov in the case of March 1, 2008. At the same time, he is concerned that this may arise problems with "Russians".
To this, Pashinyan asks: "When? When exactly does he want to arrest Khachaturov." Vanetsyan responds: "Now," – adding that for the time being it is possible to postpone the interrogation of Khachaturov, to complete the interrogation of the second President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in the framework of the same case: "Let's still postpone", asks Vanetzian. To which Pashinyan gives a positive answer, adding that it is necessary to notify in advance (probably the CSTO member countries, ed.) So that there are no problems."And what about the other part?"
Pashinyan asks. "On the other part I have already spoken with Sasun (head of the SSS, ed.), He says that everything is accurate. But the judge called me, who said he was somewhat afraid to make a decision on arrest. I told him that I need to carefully examine the issue , see where the weaknesses are and report back to me, "says Vaniecian. "Well, then let them postpone the first part (the case of Khachaturov, ed.), I'm right here, I will talk to them," says Pashinyan. Vanetzian says that in this case Kocharyan will be arrested, and with Khachaturov they will wait.During Vanetsyan's second conversation with Pashinyan, the acting premier is at the meeting and you can hardly hear: "I am at the meeting, Arthur, what happened?" "Mr. Prime Minister" Russian very "hard" endure the arrest of Khachaturov. Representatives and intelligence and FSB came, they say do not do it. They say that this is a big slap in the CSTO, the consequences will be grave, they ask at least to withdraw it first, and then: ""What about the Kocharyan case?" Pashinyan wondered.
"As for Kocharyan, the case is going on in court, but Kocharyan will be there," says Vaniecian.Then it comes back to Khachaturov and Pashinyan is concerned that he may leave the country and not return if he is not arrested. But Vaniecian is encouraging, saying that their countries simply will not let him out. "Let's give him status within the framework of the case, but we will not arrest him, this will be a big problem. What to do if it is possible to keep and not arrest, what to do? Mr. Prime Minister, well, a very big problem, how, for example, arrest NATO Secretary General "We are undermining the authority of this organization," argues Vanetsyan."Okay, talk to Sasun (head of the SIS), and I'll call you later," notes Pashinyan.The third conversation takes place between the heads of the SIS and the National Security Service. Vanetsyan again says that the Russians are very "hard" to tolerate the possible arrest of Khachaturov. "There may be serious problems, I just told the prime minister about this. The heads of Russian intelligence and the FSB have just called me and they say that you are creating there," says Vanetsyan.Sasun Khachatryan asks what to do in this case, he can use bail as a preventive measure.
"A pledge or a written undertaking not to leave the place," suggests Vancian. Khachatryan thinks that the pledge will be correct: "Let there be a big pledge, so as not to cast doubt on the basis of the case. And what to do, talk to the judge?" Khachatryan asks, to which Vanetsyan replies that everything the judge needs will be said . At the same time, Vanetsyan doubts that Khachaturov can pay a large bail: "Where does he have so much money?"
"And what will 20 million drams not be able to pay?" – asks Khachatryan. Nevertheless, Vanetsyan persuades him to delay with the decision until he speaks again with the Prime Minister. "I'll tell the judge to delay the decision, or if you want, tell me," suggests Vanetsyan, however Khachatryan places this perspective on the head of the National Security Service.It is noteworthy that Vanetsyan's telephone conversation was tapped while he was in Switzerland.It should be noted that on September 11, the first part of the recording of the wiretap of the telephone conversation between the Director of the National Security Service of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan and the Head of the Special Investigation Service Sasun Khachatryan appeared in the network. During the 8-minute conversation, they are discussing the arrest of ex-President of Armenia Robert Kocharian, as well as criminal cases initiated against CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov and former Defense Minister Mikayel Harutyunyan. During the conversation, Vaniecian confesses: "It seemed to me that the judge who should give the sentence of arrest called Hrach: He was scared, he said that he had to see all the grounds before rendering a verdict.
I told him – look at the whole thing, Armenian with the spirit – Ed.) Look, but Kocharyan should be arrested anyway. "After that, on Facebook, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that, perhaps, the purpose of the interception was political sabotage. Already in the evening, Nikol Pashinyan said at a rally within the framework of the election campaign to the Council of Elders of Yerevan that interception of the heads of the special services was a conspiracy, a crime against the Armenian statehood. Judge Vache Margaryan himself stated that he was not acquainted with Vanetsyan and could not call him.On September 12, the Investigative Committee (IC) of Armenia accepted into criminal proceedings a criminal case initiated by the Office for Supervision over the investigation of particularly important cases of the RA Prosecutor General's Office regarding the violation of the secrecy of the telephone conversation, recording and publication of the audio recording. The case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 146 of the RA Criminal Code and paragraph 4 of part 3 of Article 254 of the RA Criminal Code. The preliminary investigation is entrusted to the General Directorate for Investigation of Especially Important Cases of the Investigative Body.
An investigation team has been set up and, together with the investigative bodies, the necessary actions are taken to clarify all the circumstances of the case, as well as to establish the circle of persons who have committed the alleged crime. On September 13, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia on violation of the secrecy of the telephone conversation, recording and publicizing the audio recording between the Director of the National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan and the Chairman of the Special Investigation Service (SSS) of Armenia Sasun Khachatryan launched a new criminal case – under Part 1 of Article . 309 of the RA Criminal Code (abuse of power).
On the same day, a decision was made in the National Assembly of Armenia to establish a temporary commission on the fact of obstructing the administration of justice, violation of the right to a fair trial and telephone conversation secrets.