Opinion: ex-interior minister to return to Armenia once fair trial is possible

Opinion: ex-interior minister to return to Armenia once fair trial is possible

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia’s ex- interior minister Vano Siradeghyan will return to Armenia once fair and transparent trial is possible, Siradeghyan’s former security officer said.

As Suren Sirunyan noted, the ex-minister stands ready to face the court and disclose many incidents.

The former security officer said that he last talked to his boss on the day of his departure, when taking him to destination X (the area in front of Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theater), and didn’t hear from him since then.

Mr. Sirunyan further cited the hat Siradeghyan left in the car as the reason behind his being held in the police station for five days.

“Siradeghyan managed to fool the “lie detector”, brought to Armenia especially for the investigation of October 27 case,” the former security officer said.

Armenia’s ex-minister of interior affairs, former parliament member and ANM leader Vano Siradeghyan was deprived of parliamentary immunity in 2010 and a criminal case was initiated against him for a range of crimes, including creation of a gang and organization of contract killings. Since that moment, Siradeghyan has disappeared from Armenia and an international arrest warrant has been issued for him via Interpol.

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