Gagik Tsarukyan to Remain in Detention
Armenia’s Criminal Appeals Court today upheld a lower court’s decision to detain Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukyan.
Tsarukyan, arrested on September 25, is charged under Article 154.2 of Armenia’s Criminal Code - giving bribes to voters, receiving bribes, violating the ban on charity during elections or obstructing the exercise of the voter's free will.
The charges refer to the 2017 parliamentary election in Armenia.
On June 16, the Armenian National Assembly decided to deprive Gagik Tsarukyan of his parliamentary immunity.