Gagik Tsarukyan Says He Still Demands Government’s Resignation.

Gagik Tsarukyan—chairman of the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), MP, and business tycoon—came out of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan, where the National Security Service’s (NSS) petition to remand him in custody was being heard.

But he did not answer the journalists’ questions. “The lawyers will answer,” the PAP leader said.

But when asked whether he continues to demand the resignation of the government, Tsarukyan said: “I demand [the resignation of the] 100 percent [of the government members].”

The court hearing on whether to remand him in custody was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but the defense was not in the courtroom, reasoning that it had not been properly notified, and therefore the court session was rescheduled for Friday.

As reported earlier, Gagik Tsarukyan has been charged with orchestrating vote buying. But he does not accept the charge and says it as illegal.

Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan had submitted to the National Assembly a petition to strip Tsarukyan of his parliamentary immunity in order to prosecute him, and the legislature had granted this petition.

However, the Yerevan court of first instance had denied the NSS’s petition to remand Tsarukyan in custody. According to the respective court decision, there was a reasonable doubt.

Both sides appealed this decision to the Criminal Court of Appeal. The prosecution demanded to overturn the aforesaid decision of the court of first instance and remand Tsarukyan in custody, whereas his lawyers filed several complaints, one of which was that according to the law, this case should have been investigated by the Special Investigation Service.

The Criminal Court of Appeal denied the lawyers’ appeal, whereas partially granted the prosecution’s appeal, overturning the decision of the first instance and sending the case for a new examination.

Then, Gagik Tsarukyan’s legal defense team and the Prosecutor General’s Office filed a cassation appeal. But it became known on Tuesday that the Court of Cassation did not accept the appeals of the parties for proceedings.

Several former MPs are also defendants in this criminal case.

H/T News.am

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