Appeal of Armenian ex-president's attorneys to be examined today

Appeal of Armenian ex-president's attorneys to be examined today

Armenia's Criminal Court of Appeal will continue examining the appeal of the attorneys of the former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan against the decision of the Court of First Instance by which Kocharyan was remanded into custody for 2 months on August 10 at 14:00 local time, Kocharyan's attorney Hayk Alumyan said.

Kocharyan’s attorney Aram Orbelyan said that Kocharyan insists that the charges pressed against him are ungrounded.

As reported earlier, a charge has been brought against Kocharyan, former Defense Minister Mikayel Harutyunyan and Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General and Armenia’s former Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Khachaturov within the framework of the criminal case into the tragic events in Yerevan on March 1, 2008.

On July 27, Khachaturov was released on bail, whereas Kocharyan was remanded in custody for two months by a court decision, News.am recalls.

On March 1, 2008, the authorities used force against the opposition members who were rallying in downtown Yerevan against the results of the recent presidential election.

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