President Kocharyan Released from Jail; SISA Says It Is Illegal to Set Him Free

The Court of Appeals has approved the appeal of attorneys against the decision of the 1st instance court to remand 2nd President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan in custody. Kocharyan’s attorney Robert Sahakyan told reporters the previous Monday.

Forty Five MPs signed a petition to change Kocharyan’s precautionary measure, but the Prosecutor General’s office rejected it. The Court of Appeals has examined the appeal of attorneys for two days after which it was announced that the court’s ruling will be released on August 13. However, the elimination of Robert Kocharyan’s precautionary measure, which was preventative detention by the Criminal Court of appeal is illegal, the press service of the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia said. “The decision of the Criminal Court of Appeal of the Republic of Armenia is illegal and the court has crossed the limits of its powers. We hope the Prosecutor’s office will file a causation complaint,” SIS said.

The press service of the General Prosecutor’s office mentioned that as soon as they receive the full decision of the Court of Appeal, they will start to discuss the possibility of applying the Causation court.

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