Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   19 February

Kocharyan to submit another complaint to ECHR


YEREVAN, JANUARY 16, ARMENPRESS. Former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan is planning to file a third complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to his lawyer Aram Orbelyan.

Orbelyan said the complaint is still under preparation and it depends on the process of the court hearing over the Special Investigative Service’s request to extend the former president’s arrest for another 2 months.

He said the complaint will focus on violations, which in his words took place due to political motives.

2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, who ruled the country from 1998 to 2008, spent two weeks in jail in summer of 2018, but was eventually freed. But on December 7, a higher court overruled the release and ordered him to be remanded into custody pending trial again.

At the time the court announced the verdict, Kocharyan turned himself in to authorities.

Kocharyan is charged for ‘overthrowing constitutional order’ during the 2008 post-election unrest, when clashes between security forces and protesters left 10 people dead, including two police officers, during his final days as president.

He vehemently denies any wrongdoing.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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