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2020 May
15

Law-enforcement fails in fight against corruption. Why aren’t tougher measures being taken: Sona Ayvazyan

In a brief interview to Factor.am, Executive Director of Transparency International Anticorruption Center, Sona Ayvazyan has pointed out the fact the law-enforcement authorities in Armenia are losing the fight against corruption. Why do we have a situation where people accused of major financial abuses are so easily able to leave the country? Ayvazyan believes this is likely because they are tipped by members of law-enforcement with closer ties to the previous government and it is not clear why the current political leadership of the country has decided to let ineffective high-ranking officials in their posts.

The TIAC Executive Director does not understand why no stricter measures are being taken in terms of relieving certain high-ranking officials from their positions even if the only evidence against them are the suspicions that they are probably giving information out or help people involved in criminal investigations to leave the country. There is a clear chain or a network in place but nothing seems to change. The level of public trust towards the law-enforcement agencies and the judicial system is very low and people find them very corrupt. However, nothing is being done in this regard.

 

Original source: Factor.am