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YEREVAN.- Head of Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS) Gorik Hakobyan commented on  criminal case opened against the Civilitas Foundation founded by former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian.

“An honest man must explain, he must write, tell everyone that he is honest. Being silent is unacceptable,” he told reporters refusing to answer other questions.

As reported earlier, Vartan Oskanian again was called to the NSS on June 13 for a questioning. And in this regard Oskanian had written the following in his Facebook account:

“It was apparent from the content of NSS’ statement issued yesterday that I am being questioned as a suspect and not as a witness along the lines of criminal case that is launched. Considering this, I decided to use my constitutional right and not to testify.”

And in connection with being summoned to the NSS for a questioning, Vartan Oskanian had released a statement.

“The National Security Service had invited me as a witness and to give testimony within the framework of the criminal case, which is opened on charges of ‘money laundering,’ and which deals with the activities of mine and those of The Civilitas Foundation which I founded,” Oskanian’s statement read in particular.   

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