Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   17 February

Kocharyan will remain jailed, court rejects bail


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 7, ARMENPRESS. Former President Robert Kocharyan will remain in jail as the Court of Appeals has rejected his motion requesting bail.

“The verdict has been published. Robert Kocharyan’s lawyers’ motions have been completely rejected,” Vahagn Muradyan from the General Prosecution said.

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 wrongdoing.

 

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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