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Information about Cases of Apparent Hindrance to Implementation of Right to Elect until Voting Day of Snap Elections of National Assembly

19.06.2021 11:52

Until the voting day of the snap elections of the National Assembly to be held on 20 July, 2021 18 materials and 4 criminal cases on cases of apparent hindrance to implementation of the right to elect were received in territorial subdivisions of the RA Investigative Committee.

4 of the mentioned 22 cases refer to hindrance to free implementation of the citizen’s right to elect envisaged by the Article 149 of RA Criminal Code, 9 – to hindrance to participation in pre-election campaign envisaged by the Article 149.1 of RA Criminal Code, 5 – to forcing to participate in pre-election campaign envisaged by the Article 149.1 of RA Criminal Code, 1 – to giving and receiving electoral bribe envisaged by the Article 154.2 of RA Criminal Code, 2 – to breach of ban of charity envisaged by the Article 154.2 of RA Criminal Code and 1 – to hindrance to the legal professional activities of a journalist envisaged by the Article 164 of RA Criminal Code.

Criminal cases were initiated on 3 cases of hindrance to participation in pre-election campaign, 1 case of forcing to participate in pre-election campaign, 1 case on hindrance to the legal professional activities of a journalist as well as 1 case of giving electoral bribe. One of the cases was sent to the RA Special Investigatory Service, according to investigative subordination, preliminary investigation of 5 criminal cases is ongoing.

One person was detained within the criminal case initiated on one of the cases of hindrance to participation in pre-electoral campaign.

 


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