Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   15 December

Investigation of appeal to change ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s precautionary measure kicks off in Court of Appeals

YEREVAN, AUGUST 9, ARMENPRESS. The investigation of the appeal of attorneys to change the precautionary measure selected for 2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan has kicked off in the Court of Appeals, reports Armenpress.

Kocharyan’s attorneys appealed the court ruling to remand the 2nd President in pre-trial custody for two months.

Robert Kocharyan has been charged on July 26 over the 2008 March 1 case, under the Article 300.1 part 1 of the Criminal Code for breaching the constitutional order of the Republic of Armenia. He is currently remanded into custody.

45 MPs signed a petition to change Kocharyan’s precautionary measure, but the Prosecutor General’s Office rejected it, stating that the grounds to keep Robert Kocharyan in custody are maintained and the selection of another precautionary measure not related to detention is still unable to guarantee the uninterrupted process of the investigation.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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