Armenia ex-President Kocharyan supporters protest outside government building

  29 July 2019    Read: 1413
  Armenia ex-President Kocharyan supporters protest outside government building

The supporters of second President Robert Kocharyan are staging a demonstration outside the main building of the government of Armenia.

They demand that Kocharyan’s pretrial measure of custody be commuted.

Also, the supporters of the second President are holding banners that read, “Victory, Robert Kocharyan.”

A large number of police officers are overseeing this protest.

On March 1 and 2, 2008 the then authorities of Armenia used force against the opposition members who were rallying in downtown capital city Yerevan, and against the results of the presidential election on February 19, 2008. Eight demonstrators as well as two servicemen of the internal troops were killed in the clashes.

Second President Robert Kocharyan is charged with overthrowing the constitutional order in Armenia in connection with the aforesaid events, and taking a particularly large bribe.

The Criminal Court of Appeal overturned the first instance court’s decision on releasing Kocharyan from custody, and it ruled that he be remanded in custody yet again.


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