ArmInfo. The defense of the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, submitted a petition to the SIS to stop the criminal prosecution against their client. This is stated in a statement distributed by the lawyers of the former Armenian President.
The statement, in particular, notes: "Unlike the working style of the Special Investigation Service, which provides one-sided and extremely limited information that does not provide the public with an opportunity to form a general picture of the situation in the case of Robert Kocharyan, the defense will continue to notify the public about the work done and that we intend to undertake in the near future. That is, we will present the content of the submitted petitions and complaints, as well as their progress, as far as the secrecy of the preliminary We would like to inform that on January 9, the defense of Robert Kocharyan sent a petition to the SIS to stop the criminal prosecution against the second president of Armenia, given that the article300.1 of the RA Criminal Code. "
To note, yesterday the judge on the case of changing the measure of restraint in relation to Kocharyan took a rejection, and the meeting was postponed indefinitely. To recall, Robert Kocharyan is accused under Art. 300.1 of the Criminal Code of Armenia in overthrowing the constitutional system in the framework of the criminal case on the dispersal of protest actions on March 1, 2008. On December 7, the Court of Appeal upheld the verdict of the first instance for the arrest of the 2nd President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharyan. Without waiting for the transfer of the verdict to the investigator, Robert Kocharyan himself appeared in the "Yerevan Kentron" penitentiary unit, where he was later arrested. The office of the second president of Armenia called the arrest a political vendetta. The RPA, however, qualified this as pre-election pressure from the current government on political opponents.
On December 28, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Yerevan postponed consideration of the petition of the lawyers of former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan for release on bail to January 9, 2019. On January 8, in an interview with ArmInfo correspondent, Alumyan also noted that the defense intends to appeal to the Constitutional Court. "We believe that the laws, in the interpretation in which they were applied to Robert Kocharyan, are unconstitutional. In particular, this is about the repeal by the Court of Cassation of the decision of the Court of Appeal to change the preventive measure regarding Kocharyan and refer the case to the Court of Appeal, Alumyan said.