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Araks Mamulyan

Court Rejects Motion to Release Ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan

Armenia’s Criminal Court of Appeals today let stand a lower court decision to detain ex-President Robert Kocharyan who is awaiting trial on charges of usurping state power in 2008. 

Kocharyan’s lawyers had filed a motion to get the lower court’s detainment decision rescinded.

The Criminal Court of Appeals  rejected a similar motion in February.

A motion filed by Kocharyan’s lawyers to have him released on bail has also been rejected.

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.

On January 18, Yerevan’s Court of General jurisdiction extended Kocharyan’s pre-trial detention by another two months.

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