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Araks Mamulyan

Court Extends Detention of Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan

Yerevan’s Court of General jurisdiction today extended the pre-trial detention of ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan by another two months.

Armenia’s State Prosecutor’s Office had filed a request for the extension.

Kocharyan’s lawyers had demanded bail for their client, arguing that even though there is no justification to detain their client, in this instance, bail remains the only option left to the court to minimize the violation of Kocharyan’s rights.

On December 7,  2018, Armenia’s Court of Appeals  ruled in favor of detaining former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests.

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