Ishkhan Barseghyan, the judge who was arrested allegedly for taking bribe, refused to give testimony as a suspect. Varduhi Elbakyan, the defender of the judge’s rights said this in the interview with Iravaban.net. She said the judge refused to make a statement either.
The advocate also added that the meeting of the Council of Justice was in process at that moment and soon the Council shall publicize its decision referring to the judge.
Note: The person suspected in or accused of an alleged crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in accordance with the Court’s verdict made effective.