Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   10 December

Court of Appeal continues examining appeals of Kocharyan’s attorneys

YEREVAN, AUGUST 10, ARMENPRESS. The Court of Appeal continues examining the appeals of attorneys to change the 1st instance court’s ruling to remand 2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in custody, reports Armenpress.

The examination of the appeal launched on August 9, but later the court suspended the hearing which lasted nearly 8 hours and made a decision to start it on August 10.

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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