Reasons advanced for
which the person concerned could be regarded as a victim of political
Rubinyan is a well known and largely respected political figure with strong
organizational skills. He is also known for his principal position in regard of
capacity of the Deputy Chief of Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s
Shengavit District Campaign Headquarters and Proxy on the Elections day Mr.
Rubinyan has witnessed and duly reported to the CeC, Prosecutor's Office about
all irregularities that took place. All his complaints remained unanswered; no
proper steps were taken by law enforcement bodies to stop ongoing violations.
On March 3
place of residence of Mr. Rubinyan was searched by the representatives of
Special Investigation Unit of NSS. According to the official record of the
search “illegal items were not found.” On the same day he was arrested and in
two days, on March 5 investigator Nadiryan involved him as a culprit and
immediately requested district Court for a sanction to place him in pre-trial
detention, which was given to him on the next day.
12, by the order of the same investigator Mr. Rubinyan was denied any contacts
with outside world including close relatives.
accusing side was insisting that they already have in their disposal all
necessary materials and proves of the guilt of Mr. Rubinyan, after one month of
detention, on Aril 4 the investigator has initiated economic persecution of
enterprises suspected in the support of opposition and ordered to State Tax
Department to conduct extra schedule audit in five different firms where Mr.
Rubinyan allegedly have shares, and probably might used his shadow incomes from
the said firms for organization and conduct of large scale public events aimed
at the destabilization of the internal political situation. The said audit so
far didn’t reveal any wrongdoings.
several motions to change the restraint measure, on May 12 Mr. Rubinyan was
released under the written cognizance not to leave his place of residence.