ArmInfo. The criminal case of fake Armenian medical diplomas, code-named "License to kill," in Israel, has actually begun to fall apart. According to the Israeli media, yesterday the magistrate's court in Nazareth, decided to change measure of restraint against previously taken into custody 22 interns and pharmacists, allegedly suspected of receiving fake university diplomas, under house arrest.
The court rejected the police's request to extend the preliminary arrest, finding the evidence submitted insufficient. Another 21 suspects in the same case were released from custody without a court hearing.
One of them said: "I knew that this "mountain will bring forth a mouse. "There was no reason to detain us. The police caused us serious damage and harm to our work. We demand an apology!". Attorney Ahmad Raslan, representing several suspects, also said that "the police exaggerated the value of the few materials it had to justify the suspicion." According to him, the detainees are law-abiding citizens from good families. To recall, according to police suspicions, the persons involved in the case – medical interns and pharmacists, mostly of Arabic origin, presented diplomas to the Ministry of Health on graduating medical and pharmacological universities of Armenia. The investigation believes that the documents are fictitious, since the suspects received them without completing the full term of training.
To recall, in Armenia the scandal with fake medical diplomas did not find a factual continuation. The administration of medical higher education institutions, including private ones, then told ArmInfo that the sale of diplomas is out of the question, perhaps the matter concerns forged documents.