David Sargsyan

Former Mayor of Stepanakert Arrested in Yerevan

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YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — The former mayor of the Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, David Sargsyan, was arrested on May 26, and is to be detained for 20 days, his lawyer Ruben Melikyan said on Monday, May 26.

Earlier, security forces had searched Sargsyan’s house. He and three others were detained and charged with fraud and theft of 4 cars. The investigation is ongoing.

On May 23, Hayk Shamiryan , the former mayor of Askeran, a town in Karabakh, was detained in Yerevan. Investigators searched Shamiryan’s apartment and took him away afterwards. On May 24, Shamiryan was placed under house arrest.

It was reported on May 25 that the former mayor of Martakert, Misha Gyurjyan, had been detained too. The Investigative Committee revealed he was suspected of embezzling property on a large scale.

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