The State Revenue Committee of Armenia has disseminated a clarification regarding a press release according to which I have wiretapped the conversation between two employees of the State Revenue Committee and dismissed them.
The clarification particularly reads as follows:
“According to Zhamanak Armenian newspaper, the dismissed employees were head and deputy head of department of the Araratian Customs House, but they served in different subdivisions.
Zohrab Avetisyan, who was dismissed from customs service based on his application, was the deputy head of department of the Western Customs House, and Gegham Sarmazyan, who was also dismissed based on his application, was the deputy head of department of the Araratian Customs House. Gegham Sarmazyan has been in service for a long time and has held different offices, starting from the office of inspector.
We also inform that the data of the newspaper on wiretapping the phone conversations of the specified persons and annulling the order on dismissal also don’t correspond to reality. The orders on the dismissal of the employees based on their applications are already signed by the head of the State Revenue Committee.”