Aslanyan’s lawyers Lusine Sahakyan and Yervand Varosyan referred to the fact of the arrest of Mamikon Aslanyan, the candidate for Vanadzor mayor of the “Mamikon Aslanyan” party bloc.
The joint statement of the lawyers states ․
“On December 17, the first session of the elected Council of Elders was to take place, during which, naturally, the leader of the bloc, Mamikon Aslanyan, was to be elected as the head of the community.
Today, however, the “Bright Armenia” party, which received 1313 votes in the elections and did not pass the electoral threshold, filed a lawsuit in court, appealing against the decision of the Electoral Commission on the distribution of Council of Elders mandates. The results of the recalculation carried out before that already prove that the submitted claim has no legal perspective. The only result of the lawsuit is the postponement of the Council of Elders session for a week.
By a strange coincidence, Mamikon Aslanyan was arrested again today. Mamikon Aslanyan has been charged in the RA Investigative Committee for exercising official powers, abusing his official position, and committing official fraud. The body conducting the proceedings is going to submit a motion to the court to choose detention as a precautionary measure against Mamikon Aslanyan.
After getting acquainted with the content of the accusation, it became obvious that in fact Mamikon Aslanyan is accused of winning the elections against the will of the current authorities.
The performance of the responsibilities arising from the powers of the community leader, which are presented as an accusation that they have nothing to do with any crime.
The arrest of another person who won the local self-government elections against the will of the government, but against the will of the people, is an open political persecution.
Mamikon Aslanyan’s defenders: Lusine Sahakyan, Yervand Varosyan
PS Imprisoned Mamikon Aslanyan, in his turn, asked to pass on to his supporters to keep calm ․ He is determined, he is sure that it is impossible to oppress the people of Vanadzor, the vote of confidence of the voters will not be destroyed, it will be sold in accordance with the will of the residents of the enlarged community of Vanadzor, “Shut up.”
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