In what I believe is an unprecedented action, the National Assembly of the
The interesting thing is that under Armenian law, all government officials are immune from prosecution for any misdeed, which is convenient since so many of them are lawbreakers, conducting illegal business practices and so forth. Aghvan Hovsepyan, the Proscetutor-General, made his case last Friday to the National Assembly on the grounds for charging Hakobyan. The thug happens to be a member of the Republican Party of Armenia, headed by prominent figures such as Prime Minister Antranig Markarian and National Assembly leader Tigran Torosian, who by the way may be the party’s sole intellectual, although he has a wimpy voice and is thus mocked by the public.
Anyway, looks like this guy is being made an example of the basic foolishness people in government get away with, primarily because they own large-scale businesses and are connected with other public servants in one way or another who do the same. The Republican Party has recently been accused, mainly by prominent opposition leaders, to be composed of “criminal elements,” a vague term which has no clear definition unsurprisingly. It seems they want to set an example that they’re not bad boys, and they’re using one of their own members as a scapegoat, a presumably guilty one at that. A very interesting turn of events.