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Armenia: Lawmaker accused of corruption stripped of immunity

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 2 October 2012
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October 02, 2012

By RFE/RL's Armenian Service

Vardan Oskanian (file photo)Vardan Oskanian (file photo)

YEREVAN – Armenia's parliament has voted to strip a lawmaker of his immunity.

The Prosecutor-General's Office had asked parliament to remove Vardan Oskanian's immunity so investigators could move forward with a probe into money-laundering.

Oskanian, a former foreign minister, is facing allegations that he tried to launder some $1.4 million he received illegally from his partners by using the bank account of his Sivilitas foundation.

Oskanian has denied any wrongdoing, saying the case was politically motivated to target his Prosperous Armenia party.

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