Supporters of the second president of Armenia demand from the Ombudsman to declare Kocharyan a political prisoner and protect his rights
ArmInfo. Supporters of the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, held a rally on August 9 at the office of Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan, demanding that Kocharyan be
declared a political prisoner and protect his rights.
In addition, Kocharyan's supporters submitted a 28-point statement to
the office of the human rights defender. In turn, the spokesman for
the Ombudsman said that the complaint would be examined. The lawyer
Vahe Yeprikyan, in an interview with reporters, recalled that the
Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan several times spoke
about the shameful offenses occurring in the country. <The Ombudsman
must respond accordingly to the situation so that we can get out of
the judicial case. The issue of the arrest of Robert Kocharyan
remains open and is not considered. The Supreme Judicial Council
seems to be inactive. The head of the court of general jurisdiction
of the city of Yerevan, Arthur Mkrtchyan, does not endorse this case
in any way for anyone", he said.
To note, a day earlier the European Court of Human Rights received an
appeal from the Constitutional Court of Armenia to receive advisory
opinion on cases accepted for consideration by the Constitutional
Court on the basis of statements by the court of general jurisdiction
of Yerevan and the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan.
Former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan is accused under Part 1
of Art. 300.1 (overthrow of the constitutional order) and under
paragraph 2 of Part 4 of Art. 311 (taking bribes on an especially
large scale) of the RA Criminal Code. The second president was
detained for the third time on June 25 this year.