Caucasus Reality 9 september — 12:38

Kocharyan's supporters again took to Yerevan streets


About 100 supporters of ex-President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, who is under arrest on charges of overthrowing the constitutional order in 2008, on Monday morning staged a protest outside the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan demanding his immediate release. The broadcast was conducted by local news portals, reports TASS.

'The Constitutional Court, in essence, ruled that Robert Kocharyan's rights to personal freedom were violated during his arrest. This means that he should be immediately released. We demand that this legal farce be ended today and President Kocharyan be released,' said one of the initiators of the action, a former deputy of the Armenian parliament Gagik Baghdasaryan.

The participants brought with them photographs of the former leader of the country, they chanted slogans demanding his release.

On September 4, the Constitutional Court of the republic partially satisfied Kocharyan's lawsuit and declared his arrest under Article 35 of the Criminal Code illegal, as this article does not provide for an arrest procedure if the accused enjoys constitutional inviolability. After that, Kocharyan's lawyers said that their client should immediately be released.

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