YEREVAN. – On the basis of the evidence obtained during the investigation of a criminal case being investigated by the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia, a charge was brought against Narek Samsonyan, President of the "Civil Consciousness" NGO, for making a false statement about a crime. This was reported by SIS Press Service.
According to the indictment, Samsonyan, knowing that the information he provided was false, he informed on Facebook and then during a questioning at the SIS as a witness stated that the Armenian Prime Minister allegedly bought black caviar from a Yerevan restaurant for $3,000/kg. After that, the Prime Minister's security officials visited the restaurant and wanted to buy another kilogram of black caviar on the condition of payment by bank transfer, but the restaurant administration informed that in that case, one kilogram of black caviar would cost $5,000. According to Samsonyan, after learning about it, the Prime Minister decided to punish the restaurant through the State Revenue Committee.
Narek Samsonyan has been released on a signature bond.
The investigation is still in progress.