ArmInfo. The decision of the court of first instance on the arrest of the second Armenian President Robert Kocharian will be appealed today in an appeal order. This was reported by one of the lawyers of Kocharyan - Aram Orbelian.
According to him, Robert Kocharyan does not plead guilty to the act he is accused of, and the essence of the charge is not clear for the defense.
At the same time, the lawyer refrained from giving reasons for appeal. The Court of Appeal is expected to consider the complaint lodged by them within 1-2 weeks.
On July 28 the first instance court of Shengavit district of Yerevan granted the request of the Special Investigation Service of Armenia about the election of arrest as a preventive measure against the second President Robert Kocharian for a period of 2 months for the overthrow of the constitutional order in the criminal case on dispersal protest actions on March 1, 2008. In the overthrow of the constitutional system, former Defense Minister Mikael Harutyunyan (wanted by Interpol) and CSTO Secretary General Yury Khachaturov are also accused during the March 1, 2008 events (he was released on bail) Kocharyan himself even before the arrest called the charges brought against him by political persecution. According to him, this is a "vendetta" under the slogan of love and solidarity "velvet revolution."
For today, according to official information, former President Robert Kocharian is kept in the same conditions as all other arrested people, since the legislation does not provide for privileges for former presidents in places of detention. In which, it is not reported. Nevertheless, the Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia announced two days ago that the Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan visited the second president at the Yerevan-Kentron UIU and the latter did not file complaints about the treatment of the staff of the penitentiary institution.
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