Pashinyan Justifies Osipyan Appointment: “He’s Not Corrupted”

08:17, 12 May, 2018

In a May 11 Facebook post, newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister explains why he has appointed Valery Osipyan as Armenia’s new Chief of Police. Many have voiced their concerns regarding the appointment, arguing out that Osipyan, as Yerevan Deputy Police Chief, was the government’s point man when it came to quelling public protests, often employing strong-arm tactics against peaceful demonstrators.

Here are his main arguments: