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Lawyers of the former Armenian President Kocharyan will require to recognize him as a political prisoner

  • Lawyers of the former Armenian President Kocharyan will require to recognize him as a political prisoner

Yerevan: A team of lawyers arrested on charges of overthrowing the constitutional order in 2008, former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan is going to file a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demanding to recognize their client as a political prisoner.

The lawyer of Kocharyan Aram Orbelyan told journalists on Wednesday.

“We are preparing to file a lawsuit with the ECHR demanding that, according to international conventions, we recognize Robert Kocharian political prisoner,” said the lawyer.

We recall that on July 26, 2018, the Special Investigation Service of Armenia charged Kocharyan with the violent overthrow of the constitutional order in 2008 and appealed to the court to choose arrest as a preventive measure.


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