Prosecutors determine how Ruben Hayrapetyan with a Russian passport and became a Deputy in Armenia

YEREVAN, August 5 — Sputnik. The Prosecutor General’s office of Armenia clarifies the circumstances under which former member of Parliament, former head of the football Federation of (FFA) Ruben Hayrapetyan, having Russian citizenship, participated in the elections to the National Assembly.

Earlier it became known that announced in Armenia wanted Hayrapetyan since 2003 has Russian passport. At the same time it twice – in 2007 and 2012 – participated in the parliamentary elections. Armenian legislation prohibits participation in elections of persons with dual citizenship.

As the adviser of the Prosecutor General of Armenia Gor Abrahamyan on his page in Facebook, the public Prosecutor Artur Davtyan instructed to refer to the Investigation Committee publication in the media regarding the legality of the candidacy of Levon Hayrapetyan. The SC must verify the presence of corpus delicti in the actions of Hayrapetyan and the actions of the authorities who allowed it to elections.

The Prosecutor General’s office will monitor the proceedings and, if necessary, will give a legal assessment.

We will remind, the investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Hayrapetyan, accusing him and his son Rafik Hayrapetyan arbitrariness, deliberate and illegal deprivation of liberty. Then, the businessman put on the wanted list.

Former FFA President, ex-Deputy of Armenian Parliament Ruben Hayrapetyan, his son Rafik and his friends, according to investigators, was beaten and mocked by the Director of the restaurant “harsnaqar” A. sh.

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In the years 2015-16 and A. S. was taken from the Armenian development Bank, also owned by the Hayrapetyan, a loan of 52 million drams (more than 100 thousand dollars), of which 22 million is used for the restaurant. The other 30 million without the knowledge of the service he used to open his own taxi service. On hearing this, Hayrapetyan and his son grabbed A. S. and three weeks kept him in one of the cottages in harsnaqar. Hayrapetyan is now in Russia.

Read original article in Russian language here.