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YEREVAN. – The search in the apartment of president Hrayr Tovmasyan of the Constitutional Court of Armenia has been completed and nothing has been found. Amram Makinyan, one of Tovmasyan's legal defenders, said this in a conversation with journalists today.

"What they were looking for was not discovered," Makinyan added. “They were looking for documents; in reality, they couldn't have been in Mr. Tovmasyan's apartment."

The attorney said that the court order for the search had been given only to him.

"The order was not given to Mr. Poghosyan [another attorney], Hrayr Tovmasyan was not familiarized [with it]," he said. "Mr. Tovmasyan asked to provide, but it was not provided, but rather a section was read at the discretion of the investigator."

Amram Makinyan also said they would appeal the investigator's actions and the court order.

As reported earlier, SIS investigators have been conducting a search in Hrayr Tovmasyan's apartment since early this morning.

Hrayr Tovmasyan, President of the Constitutional Court of Armenia, has been charged with abuse of power. The decision to involve him as a defendant in the respective criminal case was made by the Prosecutor General on December 26, 2019, the same day that President Armen Sarkissian signed the law granting the serving Constitutional Court judges the opportunity to retire early.

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