Robert Kocharyan's supporters rally for his release.

Protest Held by Kocharyan Supporters

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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A group of supporters of the second President of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, demanded his release on December 7 in a demonstration in Republic Square.

The coordinator of the demonstration, chairman of Armenian National Alliance initiative Armen Minasyan emphasized that Robert Kocharyan should be immediately released, since he has no connection with the bloody events of March 1, 2008. “He took actions in the limits of president’s power,” Minasyan said.

The participants headed to the General Prosecutor’s Office to continue the demonstration there.

The Court of Appeal issued its verdict in former President Robert Kocharyan’s trial over his measure of restraint on December 7.

The court has rejected Kocharyan’s complaints.

“The first instance court ruling has been left unchanged,” Kocharyan’s lawyer Hayk Alumyan said.

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Earlier the first instance court had remanded Kocharyan into pre-trial detention.

Former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan was charged by the Special Investigative Service in July 2018 for breaching constitutional order during the March 1, 2008 unrest.

 

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