Penitentiary Institutions are working with the convicts to make sure they cast their votes for the incumbent authorities during the upcoming snap parliamentary elections. This is what member of the Election Rights Watch organization, human rights activist Ruben Melikyan told reporters today.
According to him, the deputy heads can promise the convicts many things, including conditional early release and additional visits with relatives.
Melikyan called on the Prosecutor General of Armenia to respond to and verify this information. He added that there are reports that the activities are being coordinated by Babken Tsaghikyan, who is a relative of acting Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan and the deputy head of the Penitentiary Service of the country.