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2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan released: Court of Appeals approves attorneys’ appeal

YEREVAN, AUGUST 13, ARMENPRESS. The Court of Appeals has approved the appeal of attorneys against the decision of the 1st instance court to remand 2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in custody, Kocharyan's attorney Robert Sahakyan told reporters, reports Armenpress.  

45 MPs signed a petition to change Kocharyan’s precautionary measure, but the Prosecutor General’s Office rejected it.

The Court of Appeals has examined the appeal of attorneys for two days after which it was announced that the court’s ruling will be released on August 13, at 16:00.

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 has been remanded into custody. His attorneys appealed the court ruling.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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