Mass media publications on alleged crimes of electoral character recorded during the Yerevan Council of Elders elections, documents witnessing about apparent bribing of voters, as well as the materials prepared at RA Police on occasion of the incident recorded at the headquarters of Yerevan Council of Elders candidate T. Margaryan with participation of Z. Postanjyan were on 16.05.2017 received at RA Special Investigation Service with the purpose of ascertaining the circumstances indicated therein.
In accordance with the received materials, G. S. gave a report at the police on the fact that Z. Postanjayn had intruded into the pre-election headquarters of Yerevan Council of Elders candidate T. Margaryan without permission, damaged the property there, and pulled at the employees hindering the accomplishment of their work. Z. Postanjyan declared to the police officers gone to the scene in connection with the alert call, that bribes were handed out in the given headquarters, in connection with which materials have been prepared too.
The Special Investigation Service also received the publications “”HZh” journalist subjected to violence at Margaryan’s headquarters” reprinted from “armtimes.com” information website and the publication “Money taken to Taron Margaryan’s headquarters: Pashinyan is in one of Taron Margaryan’s headquarters” reprinted from “news.am” information website, as well as the video published on RA NA deputy Nikol Pashinyan’s Facbook page on the incident taken place at the pre-election headquarters and the documents witnessing about apparent bribing of voters published by the latter during the press conference.
On the mentioned publications and documents, materials are prepared and the bases of initiation of a criminal case are considered at the Special Investigation Service. The Special Investigation Service shall regularly publish information on new reports, applications relating to electoral violations, materials prepared and criminal cases initiated in regard thereto.