Armenian court approves motion to remand ex-minister

Fri 18 Jan 2019 11:05 GMT | 15:05 Local Time

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Armenia’s Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction has granted the Special Investigation Service’s (SIS) petition and ruled that the country’s ex-minister of nature protection and former MP, Aram Harutyunyan, be remanded in custody, a lawyer told reporters, according to news.am.

As reported earlier, the SIS had stated that Aram Harutyunyan has become a defendant in a criminal case on bribe-taking.

As per the respective charge, while being a senior official in Armenia’s executive branch of power, Harutyunyan had taken a particularly large bribe, and, subsequently, he had legalized the especially large amount of assets that were obtained through illicit means.

An arrest warrant was issued for Harutyunyan.

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