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Information about Searches Conducted within Criminal Case

17.09.2018 18:37

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on violating the secrecy of telephone conversation between the Director of RA National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan and the Chief of RA Special Investigatory Service Sasun Khachatryan that is recording and disseminating the telephone conversation is ongoing in the proceeding of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee.

Taking public interest into consideration we inform that in the framework of the criminal case investigated on recording and disseminating the telephone conversation besides other addresses the operative-investigatory group today visited the editorial office of “Yerevan.today” informative platform to conduct search as prescribed by law.

The search conducted in the editorial office does not in any way relate to journalistic activities. It is solely directed to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of the criminal case, to verify the initial data obtained through the criminal case, to find out the way of recording and disseminating the telephone conversation between the leaders of the two law enforcement bodies and a number of circumstances significant for the criminal case.

Through preliminary investigation of the criminal case operative data were obtained on the allegation that the video on wiretapping the telephone conversation was first inserted in «Yerevan.today» informative site and after a short while it was deleted. According to Google search system the video widely spread on the internet on September 11, 2018 had been first inserted two days before that.

During the search conducted in the editorial office of the informative site a computer processor and 3 memory drives were confiscated to commission forensic computer technical examination to find out circumstances significant for the criminal case.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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