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Armenia's Human Rights Defender Visits Kocharyan in Detention

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (HRD) Arman Tatoyan today visited Robert Kocharyan, the country’s second president, who is being held in pre-trial detention on the charge of “usurping state power” during the March 1-2, 2008 public protests in Yerevan.

The HRD’s office, in a press release, says that Kocharyan voiced no complaints regarding how he’s being treated by the staff at the Yerevan-Kentron Correctional Facility.

After conversing with Kocharyan, Tatoyan did raise one or two issues with facility staff regarding the conditions in which the ex-president is being detained.

Photo (from left): Arman Tatoyan, Robert Kocharyan