2018 August 18

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Anti-Corruption 8/18/2018: police colonel under investigation for using a bad language during a traffic stop, Avshar mayor's office audited by the governor's office, more below...
by ar_david_hh

Disclaimer: All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law, even if they may sound as being guilty. Currency in Armenian Drams ֏ unless specified otherwise.


Happy weekend!

Police chief Osipyan announces ethics investigation against a road police Colonel, after a resident calls the police and complains about receiving verbal slurs from him during a traffic stop. The police is asking all the witnesses to come forward https://armenpress.am/arm/news/944263/

Ministry of Justice submits a proposal (that is yet to be approved by the Parliament), which would make election bribe a felony punishable by a jail time, as opposed to the existing rules which only impose a monetary penalty. Politicians would be prosecuted for promising or giving money or other gifts to the electorate during the election period. A voter, who breaks the confidentiality rules during the elections, would also face felony charges https://armlur.am/832204/

Ministry of Territorial Development is auditing Avshar mayor Surik Grigoryan's office. The results will be publishes later. The HHK mayor has been in office for 18 years and is the brother of the former Ararat governor and the current MP Araik Grigoryan https://armlur.am/832043/

🍿🍿🍿 Hraparak has some rumors for your consumption! Accord to their sources, after IRS raided South-Caucasian Railways offices and charged them with underpaying AMMD 9.7mln in taxes, and confiscating computers with personal items, the Russian-owned administration of the railways company were very upset about the treatment. There are rumors that this was the reason for the administrator's meeting with PM Pashinyan shortly afterwards. On the next day, there were two small anti-Pashinyan protests on front of the Armenian embassy in Russia. Rich man Ara Abrahamyan, who is the director of Union of Armenians in Russia, is the suspected organizer of the protests https://news.am/arm/news/466827.html

IDeA foundation, EU and various gov agencies create an information center for tourists in Dilijan. Tourists will be able to rent bikes and ride them on a new bike path to see the surrounding areas, rent other equipment, use a kitchen, computers, receive information about the surrounding areas, purchase tourist packages. The surrounding areas are renovated with better paths, lighting, benches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x86myOjXDKs

--- (PHOTOS) https://armenpress.am/arm/news/944251/

Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan, who was not a party member until now, has officially joined Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party https://armlur.am/832239/

Israeli journalist Alexander Lapshin, who was arrested and deported from Belarus to Azerbaijan for doing journalism in Artsakh, has filed lawsuits against the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Human Rights court of EU and the Brooklyn Federal court. He met with legislatives from Uruguay and Argentina to raise awareness about the human rights issues. Plans to write a book to raise a bigger awareness about the corruption in Azerbaijan, about how Belarus president Lukashenko wanted to sell him to Russia, but ended up selling to Azerbaijan in exchange for 60,000 tons oil, how certain anti-Aliyev powers within Azerbaijan wanted to kill him in jail in order to discredit Aliyev.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVT7H4LLly8

On 2013, AZ president Ilham Aliyev's daughter Leyla Aliyevna wanted the sculpture of late dictator Heydar Aliyev to be placed in a garden in Volgograd, Russia which was being built to honor the friendship between Baku-Volgograd. The citizens accepted the garden, but rejected the sculpture. Somehow, the sculpture begun to be constructed right in the middle of the park, by the fund managed by Leyla Aliyeva. The citizens became angry and started picketing to have it removed because it was inappropriate to have it next to the giant motherland statue remembering the WW2 Stalingrad (former Volgograd) battles, plus Aliyev's lack of connections with Volgograd. The court then ordered the construction of the park itself to be cancelled, after finding out that there was no permission to built in on first place. The sculpture was removed, but the the park construction continued and ended up being pretty good looking. In the end, it was named after a "friendship. I'm going to give you fair CRINGE ALERT here before you view the 5th image from the top https://puerrtto.livejournal.com/1038531.html ----- https://youtu.be/IVqf2vg_MsI?t=221

Արաաաաաաա 10th annual khorovats festival starring Armenian and Georgian chefs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUxOOz5pO4

... and the beer festival in Yerevan https://youtu.be/IVqf2vg_MsI?t=1455

The recent political events in a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDt6jHhNPpI

100 day parade coverage by a Russian journalist https://youtu.be/Ptw7zfcERSc?t=2

TATA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF66pPcqMzg

Glendale Armenians gather in support of the anti-corruption fight and the Pashinyan government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3RpZwbXFc4

This lucky kid got to blow candles twice in one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VmsnVw-_EY


Link to original report and comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/98fmuq/anticorruption_8182018_police_colonel_under/


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