The gang neutralized in November was planning a military coup





The investigation has revealed the sources of financing and the suppliers of weapons to the armed gang neutralized in Yerevan’s Nork Marash district in November 2015, Mickael Hambartsumyan, First Deputy Chief of the Investigation Department of the National Security Service, told reporters today.

Members of the group received funding amounting to $65,000, Hambartsumyan said, but refrained from mentioning any names. He said the funder is from Armenia and is one of those 33 charged. The official added that those who supplied the gang with weapons are also in custody.

According to preliminary results, the group plotted simultaneous attacks on the National Assembly building, the Government, the Presidential Palace and the Constitutional Court. The group had gathered information about 147 statesmen and politicians, including lawmakers, the first and second Presidents of Armenia.

The investigative body also possesses the video and the letter that had to be released after the attack.

“The facts prove that the gang was planning a military coup, violence against state institutions,” Mickael Hambartsumyan said.

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