The NSS has been looking for Narek Sargsyan since July 5, after a raid of his home revealed a large cache of drugs and weapons.
Earlier this year, the government allocated AMD 1.4 billion to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize the summit.
Special Investigative Service (SIS) Chief Sasun Khachatryan today reaffirmed his pledge that all those linked to the post-election protests of March 1, 2008 will be questioned, including former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
Osipyan said that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had instructed law enforcement agencies to closely monitor the election and that the police were ready for the task.
“We’ve the normal functioning of the country and the continuation of economic development during the revolutionary period,” Pashinyan said, noting that this was the primary issue facing his administration after assuming power in May.
In January of this year, the Ministry of Emergency Situations told Hetq that it had reached an agreement with the company operating the lift allowing the safety agency to inspect the lift within the month.
The Kotayk town of Hrazdan and the Aragatzotn village of Karmrashen will hold snap mayoral elections on October 21.
Armen Gevorgyan, a former Armenian deputy prime minister, has been charged with illegally pressuring Constitutional Court Judge Valery Poghosyan in 2008 to validate the presidential election win of Serzh Sargsyan.
Henrik Abrahamyan (brother of Armenia’s former prime minister Hovik Abrahamyan) uses the reservoir to grow fish and has barred residents from entering the site for the past three years.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service yesterday interviewed Armen Gevorgyan in conjunction with the ongoing investigation of the March 1-2, 2008 public protests in Yerevan that claimed the lives of ten individuals.
Vachagan Ghazaryan, Serzh Sargsyan’s former security staff chief, who has been charged with “illegal enrichment” was released today from pretrial detention after paying one billion drams ($2.079 million) in bail.
“If we receive a request to install a trash bin here or there, we totally comply. We have the bins,” Yenokyan told Hetq.
Residents of the village of Haghartzin yesterday attacked four environmentalists who’ve been patrolling the nearby Dilijan National Park to prevent illegal logging.
On May 5, the Yerevan Municipality signed a AMD 797 million ($1.652 million) road repair contract with a company, which, according to Hetq sources, is owned by a relative of Republican Party of Armenia MP Ashot Arsenyan.
The council, proposed by Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Maneh Tandilyan, will be tasked with drafting a comprehensive government policy regarding domestic violence that will propose new legislation and conduct greater public information on the matter.
The person who answered Hetq’s call to the foundation said that Levon Sargsyan was not in Armenia and didn’t know when he’d return.
Alexander Sargsyan is the brother of Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia’s former president who resigned as prime minister in April.
The Armenian government will allocate AMD 2.5 million to the Armavir Provincial Government, of which 1.5 million will be spent to renovate the high school in Nor Kesaria, and the remainder to repair the roof of the cultural center in Haykavan.
Vazgen Galstyan, one of the activists blocking the roads to Amulsar for the past six days, told Hetq that he received a letter to this effect yesterday from the legal agency representing Lydian Armenia.
The ministry, in turn, reported that the equipment to be imported (LED stage lights, projectors and accessories) were for entertainment purposes and thus not eligible for a tax exemption.
Police today detained Aleksandr Sargsyan, brother of ex-Armenian President and Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, on suspicion of possessing illegal arms.
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service has told Hetq that Nazik Amiryan, wife of MP Manvel Grigoryan, will be arrested on charges that on June 16, 2018 she gave the order to fill up two cars with 2,980 cans of meat marked for “army use only” stored at the Yerevan offices of the Yerkrapah Union of Volunteers and drive them away.
A handful of people earlier today blocked the main entrance to the Yerevan Municipal Building, demanding that law enforcement investigate press allegations of corruption and embezzlement of government funds levied against Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan and his administration.
The SRC accuses the company of deliberately misrepresenting its business data to reduce its tax liability and to support its bid for being declared bankrupt.
Residents of Gndevaz and Jermouk, in Vayots Dzor Province, have blocked the roads leading to the Amulsar gold mine since 5:30 am today, demanding a stop to its operation.
Vendors at Yerevan’s “Gold Market” protested today outside the glass-enclosed building on Khorenatsi Street and demanded that stall rents be decreased.
The Armenian government today allocated AMD 177 million ($367,200) to monitor the safety of chemicals being stored at the defunct Nairit Plant in Yerevan.
Armenian police yesterday raided the home of Manvel Grigoryan’s brother-in-law Petros Amiryan, who heads the Avan branch of the Yerkrapah Union of Volunteers (YUV), and found a variety of arms and ammunition.
Marina Ohanjanyan, Press Secretary of the Special Investigative Service, told Hetq that a friend of Manvel Grigoryan was arrested yesterday, also on a charge of illegal arms possession, but refused to identify the individual.
Small-scale dairy farmers, irate over the low milk prices being offered by wholesalers, brought their protest to the center of Yerevan today, parking their trucks, loaded with several tons of milk, outside the Government Building.
On June 14, Armenian Police issued a statement about twelve companies in Yerevan that fraudulently appropriated funds from the state budget.
Workers at the Lusakert Poultry Plant, in the Kotayk community of Nor Geghi, have temporarily called off their strike to protest the firing of sixty company employees over the past few days.
Mirzoyan promised to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the government in an attempt to find a quick solution to the matter. Mirzoyan told the demonstrators that he’d need 25 days to organize the inspections.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is scheduled to meet today with demonstrators who have blocked the road leading to the Amulsar gold mine located 170km south of Yerevan on the border between Vayots Dzor and Syunik provinces.
The waiver on US$1.475 worth of equipment to be shipped from Turkey and Uzbekistan, was first issued on April 5, but documentation problems cropped up during transit and the original decision had to be modified.
In 2017, the Armenian government awarded its largest contract, in the amount of AMD 1.873 billion, to the Arpa-Sevan company owned by Republican Party of Armenia MP Hakob Hakobyan, who chairs the parliament’s Standing Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs.
Local environmental activists say construction at the site, leased to Gevorg Aghbalyan for 500,000 drams per month, has already begun.
Activist Ani Hovhannisyan told the packed room and the panel, comprised of seven Armenian and international environmental and sustainable development specialists, that she and other concerned Armenian citizens would never allow Lydian International to go ahead with the Amulsar project.
Around a dozen people demonstrated outside the Prosecutor General’s Office in Yerevan early today, demanding the resignation of Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan.
Several activists who had assembled outside the Yerevan Municipal Building to protest what they label as the uncalled-for destruction of trees in a strip of land between Italy and Beirut streets in downtown Yerevan, forced their way inside later in the day and called on Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan to resign.
Gayaneh Hovhanyan, a resident of the town of Ararat were the plant is located, has told Hetq that employees have closed the road leading to the cement plant,
The five-year project will be undertaken by the IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) charitable foundation run by Ruben Vardanyan at an estimated cost of AMD 15.682 billion (US$32.2 million).
One hundred or so protesters are outside the Municipal Building in Yerevan demanding the resignation of Mayor Taron Margaryan.
A BTR-4 armored personnel carrier, that had been parked behind the Government Building in Yerevan for the past several weeks during the anti-government rallies, drove away today.
28-year-old Karen Ohanyan is fulfilling his promise to cook some wild pig khorovatz in Yerevan’s Republic Square if Nikol Pashinyan is elected Armenia’s next prime minister.
They’ve come to follow today’s election for prime minister that will take place at noon today at the National Assembly.
The press has periodically written about Azizyan’s heavy handed tactics at the school – dismissing teachers without cause, campaigning for the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, getting parents to pay for school items, etc.
Hovhannisyan is especially irked by the attitude of local residents who try to justify their illegal logging by arguing that it puts food on the table for their kids. He says the majority doesn’t understand the damage being done.
The Armenian government has again granted an import tax waiver to ABC Textile, a company owned by Astghik Aleksanyan, daughter of Armenian businessman and member of parliament Samvel Aleksanyan, and the sons of former Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Reserves Arthur Nazaryan.