YEREVAN. – We are taking very decisive steps towards becoming a country of law. Prime Minister’s press secretary Vladimir Karapetyan told this to reporters after Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the government of Armenia.
He noted this referring to the fact that the Court of Cassation on Wednesday ruled in favor of ex-Military Prosecutor and former Deputy Prosecutor General Gagik Jhangiryan’s appeal, whereby he had requested the overturning of the indictment that was made against him years ago, and acquitting him.
“This can be a very good example for those people who are zealous and will fight to reinstate their rights,” Karapetyan added in particular. “It also stems from the interests of our state.”
And asked if Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan could also go to court and request for his acquittal, his spokesperson responded as follows, in particular. “He seems to be standing back on this matter, and he waits that there will be other examples so that no pressure is considered, or no guidance is considered for other people. He will join at the end, or at some phase. I believe there definitely should be acquittals .”
On July 16, Gagik Jhangiryan filed a cassation complaint against a court ruling about ten years ago, and which had found him guilty of using violence against police officers and had sentenced him to three years in prison.