Armenia: Criminal Investigations of Corruption More than Double

 A report issued by Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s Office says that the number of corruption investigation launched by law enforcement agencies in the country during the first half of 2018 is more than double the number launched in the first half of 2017.

786 cases were launched in the first half of 2018, of which 579 resulted in criminal cases.

In the first half of 2017, these numbers were 380 and 286 respectively.

The Prosecutor General’s Office, in a statement, claims that the increase is due to greater cooperation between various law enforcement agencies and the greater role society is playing in reporting instances of corruption.