Law 14:30 22/01/2019 Armenia

Retired army general Manvel Grigoryan to be re-arrested

The Yerevan Court of Appeals ruled today to re-arrest Manvel Grigoryan, a retired general of the Armenian army and a former Republican lawmaker.

The ex-MP was freed from pre-trial arrest on 21 December on 25 million drams bail – a ruling appealed by the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Vahagn Muradyan, the head of the department on special cases at the Prosecutor General’s Office, told reporters on Tuesday their complaint has been accepted, adding Grigoryan will be arrested today.

Muradyan hailed the court ruling as ‘lawful and justified’.

On 19 June, the Yerevan court ruled to arrest Grigoryan, who had earlier been stripped of his parliamentary immunity.

He is charged with embezzling army supplies and illegally possessing firearms after security agents raided his Etchmiadzin villa to discover and confiscate large quantities of illegally stored weapons, explosives and cars, including military vehicles.

The findings also include canned and preserved food labelled “Not for Sale: Soldier’s Ration”, as well as clothing, hygiene items and medicine donated to servicemen during the 2016 April war.   



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