2018 October 11

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Anti-Corruption Oct/11/2018: 🔥 Former internal revenue boss charged with abuse of power, using offshore firms to launder money, building hotels illegally🔥 ; Pashinyan approval at 91%; Council of Europe adopts pro-Armenia resolution opposed by Azerbaijan (MORE BELOW)
by ar_david_hh

All the accused are innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. Currency in Armenian Drams unless specified otherwise.

NSS has charged the former internal revenue committee director with abuse of power, embezzlement and illegal enrichment. He allegedly participated in an illegal construction of Golden Palace hotel, helped to launder money through offshore firms in Cyprus, used his position to pressure others and solve some issues. He then used the same offshore laundering tactics to build the second hotel in Tsakhkadzor and transfer 100% of the shares from both hotels to a British company owned by his son. They then built the third hotel branch on Northern Avenue. The total cost is $90mln. The NSS is gathering more evidence on the origins of the funds. http://hetq.am/arm/news/93900/aats-maqsayini-nakhkin-pet-armen-avetisyani-koxmic-poxeri-lvacman-depqi-artiv-qreakan-gorts-e-harucvel.html ----- VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kq7xpnemTY

Great Britain is suspecting the Azeri former National Bank director of illegal enrichment, during a wider campaign to root out foreign bank account owners who are suspected of fraud. The authorities want to know where the Azeri officials got the money from. The official spent 16mln Pound Sterling in shopping malls in 10 days, purchased 20mln worth property. His wife needs to explain the origins of the 23mln that were used in purchasing a house and a land. If failed to do so, the authorities could seize their assets. The banker had already faced legal challenges in Azerbaijan on 2016. https://armenpress.am/arm/news/950541.html

Council of Europe speech: Yelq's Edmon Marukyan roasts Azerbaijan for being against a resolution that will recognize regions such as Artsakh as a "grey zone" (de facto out of Azeri control), and will establish more human rights monitoring missions. Reminds the commission that Azeri soldiers have conducted ISIS-style beheading and other human rights violations against the civilians in Artsakh. Says Artsakh is recognized by international organizations as Partially-Free, while Azerbaijan as Not-Free, which may explain why Azerbaijan is against this resolution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRUeQd8cCkE

... Win! The resolution is passed. HHK’s Arpine Hovhanisyan says Azerbaijan has failed to make amendments that could have been anti-Armenian, if succeeded. The resolution recognizes Artsakh as a grey area and calls for a more freedom of movement to human rights monitoring agencies in similar territories on or around Europe. Azerbaijan has voted against the resolution. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146094

Azeri snipers shot and wounded a dog on Artsakh border. It is believed that the doggo was firing mortars towards the peaceful Azeri village, and it was moving the trenches forward, at the time of its shooting http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146115

PM Pashinyan to France24 news: Azerbaijan wants the Artsakh land without the people http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146112

Emmanuel Macron and his wife arrive at the Yerevan hotel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEIQ1w6xeaY

Macron has visited the Genocide memorial at Tsitsernakaberd https://armenpress.am/arm/news/950528.html

... Macron says he’ll declare the next April 24th as the Armenian Genocide Memorial Day in France. Gives a speech about Charles Aznavour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOJcAPEBg80

Armenia is officially elected as the Francophonie host for the next 2 years http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146116

Pashinyan speech at Francophonie: Blasts Azerbaijan for not respecting Artsakh people’s right for self-determination, and for not even negotiating with them http://hetq.am/arm/news/93902/n-pashinyan-lx-n-petq-e-oroshich-dzayn-unena-hakamartutyan-kargavorman-gortsyntacum.html

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s speech https://armenpress.am/arm/news/950566.html

... there can be no meeting without a selfie http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146149

ROYALLY CUCKED: Vernisaj jewelry seller confuses Macron's wife's bodyguard for Macron. Gives him a gift and a kiss. (YOU CRINGE YOU LOSE: $3,000,000 challenge) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkTYvqNZ5GM

Arabic ritual-song at Francophonie https://youtu.be/g_6sl3foar8?t=10

... ay https://youtu.be/YJEUC9nsTy8?t=10

... the day was concluded with a concert https://youtu.be/uCiAkoFlRng?t=38

... 1st part was consisted of Armenian singers and philharmonic, 2nd by French and other foreign singers, 3rd was dedicated to Aznavour and his friends sang his songs http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/146133 —- http://hetq.am/arm/news/93908/hanrapetutyan-hraparaky-patrastvum-e-frankofoniayi-gala-hamergin-lusankarner.html

The history of French-Armenian sportsmen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YnS6l5H22Y

Boxing world champion Arthur Abrahamyan is playing chess with the world champion Magnus Carlssen https://armenpress.am/arm/news/950556.html

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev takes the flag of Yerevan to the space. Dedicated to the 2,800th anniversary https://youtu.be/BDFcV-Gz9YM?t=6

American IRI public survey agency says Pashinyan’s approval rating is at 91%. He is followed by Defense Minister Tonoyan at 69%, President Armen Sarkissian at 68%. The 32% of participants prioritize more jobs, 24% social-economic changes, 22% more anti corruption fight, 14% more state security. 49% don’t like some of the ministers and governors he has appointed, 24% don’t like the political instability, 15% don’t like the current economic crisis. 1200 adults have participated. http://panarmenian.net/m/arm/news/261142

The girl-boy ratio at birth is equalizing. Few decades ago, about 124 boys were born for each 100 girls. Today, the ratio is 111-100. The abortions are down by 4x. Baby girls are a lot less likely to be aborted than before. http://www.armtimes.com/hy/article/145768

Link to original report: https://old.reddit.com/r/armenia/comments/9ndiq0/anticorruption_oct112018_former_internal_revenue/

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