YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: Yesterday we had written that [PM] Nikol Pashinyan personally coordinates the course of the criminal cases initiated against Arthur Vanetsyan, former Director of the NSS [National Security Service], leader of the [opposition] Homeland Party. Yesterday, the NSS had summoned him for questioning on charges of abuse of official power.
And since the charge is really absurd, and the political trend—obvious, yesterday, according to our information, the preparation of the report [on this case] was already rejected, and this case has been closed—before being initiated.
However, as the Prime Minister's instruction is very strict—to start persecution against Vanetsyan at any cost, yesterday the NSS opened a new case, and even detained a person. And now they are trying to file charges against Artur Vanetsyan on [possession of] illegal weapons.
By the way, the [said] "illegal" weapon was in the NSS armament department, the head of which is now detained.