Armenian officials not immune from jail, better fix them – expert

Armenian officials not immune from jail, better fix them – expert

PanARMENIAN.Net - Political expert Levon Shirinyan commented on stripping ex-Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian of deputy immunity over fund misuse case, urging to improve the justice system in Armenia.

“Armenian officials would be well advised to fix the prisons and properly execute justice – practice proves even they are not immune from jail,” the expert said ironically.

The expert further characterized interactions between the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and Oskanian’s Prosperous Armenia as “the war of nerves.” Also, Shirinyan did not rule out that a high-ranking RPA official may soon be taken to court “to retain symmetry.”

On October 2, Armenian National Assembly resolved to strip Prosperous Armenia member, former Foreign Minister Oskanian of deputy immunity with 64 votes for, 6 against and 1 invalid, following two-day discussions over Civilitas Foundation fund misuse charges.

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