ArmInfo.The decision of the Constitutional Court in the "Kocharyan case" may well be based on certain agreements based on compromises. And I do not exclude that one of the contracting parties is located outside Armenia. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, President of Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan.
"This is only one of my three versions of the development of further events. According to the second version, the ruling elite will declare the Constitutional Court incompetent to make this decision, which will be an obviously weak answer, given that the same parliament could well have made a political statement without waiting for the Constitutional Court's decision And finally, according to the third version, the authorities will put up with this decision, but will continue the criminal prosecution against Robert Kocharyan, who is at large. That will look quite logical, "he emphasized.
According to Navasardyan, the decision of the Constitutional Court is unambiguous and cannot be interpreted in any other way. A separate, and rather serious question, in his opinion, is the legitimacy of this Constitutional Court. According to the YPC president, the Constitutional Court's consideration of the "Kocharyan case", according to a healthy logic, which does not always coincide with legal principles, was initially incorrect, since there was an obvious clash of this case with the interests of the majority of the CC judges. "Moreover, in the case of a responsible attitude of the members of the judges of the Constitutional Court to this case, they would initially refuse to accept it in the clerical work. Which, unfortunately, we did not see on their part. Without being a lawyer, to predict what legal consequences this decision of the Constitutional decision will accompany I cannot court. However, I can say that it, unequivocally, does not proceed from the interests and position of the country's authorities, "Navasardyan summed up.
On September 4, the Constitutional Court of Armenia partially satisfied the claim of the defense, who was arrested on charges of overthrowing the constitutional order, Robert Kocharian - Article 35 of the RA Criminal Code was declared unconstitutional and unlawful, since it does not provide for the functional inviolability of officials vested with special protection by the Constitution, including circumstances excluding the proceedings in a criminal case or criminal prosecution. "This article is found to be contrary to clause 4 of part 1 of article 27, part 1 of article 61, part 1 of article 63, articles 75 of the Constitution," the Constitutional Court said. Thus, the court found Kocharyan's arrest unconstitutional.
On the second appeal of Kocharyan's defense on the review of compliance with the Constitution of Part 2 of Article 135 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia, the Constitutional Court recognized it as complying with the main law of the country. This article challenged the constitutionality of the institution of proceedings against him. Thus, the Constitutional Court ruled that the verdicts adopted today, in accordance with part 2 of Article 179 of the Constitution, are final and come into force from the moment they are published. At the same time, the chairman of the Constitutional Court Hrayr Tovmasyan stated that the two judges of the Constitutional Court - Arman Dilanyan and Felix Tokhyan have a separate opinion, and the decision of the Constitutional Court will be announced in full within three days.
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