YEREVAN. – Zhoghovurd newspaper of Armenia writes: According to Zhoghovurd daily’s information, the judicial system is worried about the controversial Ruben Vardazaryan-Gagik Jhangiryan [audio] recording. As it is known, the controversial recording of the now former chairmen of the SJC [(Supreme Judicial Council)], which revealed how charges are brought and cases—investigated in our country, was publicized on June 20.
After publicizing the recording, Vardazaryan clarified that he was offered [by Jhangiryan] to submit a resignation from the position of chairman of the SJC. According to him, he was given time until March 1, 2021. Vardazaryan's powers [in the aforesaid capacity] were officially suspended on April 15 last year; the reason was the criminal case initiated against him under the [Criminal Code] article on obstruction of justice.
And, here, after the publicizing of that recording, the judicial system [of Armenia] is worried, as many judges went to the SJC with various matters and had conversations with Jhangiryan, now they remembered [that] and started to worry: what if one day their conversations will be publicized [as well]?
Let us also add that, according to the talks spread in the judicial system, Gagik Jhagiryan resigned [from the position of SJC acting chair], as in the [aforesaid] recording of the main conversation—which lasted for about 2.5 hours—he made insulting remarks addressed to [PM] Nikol Pashinyan personally, which has reached [Pashinyan].