Member of the ruling My Step fraction at the Armenian National Assembly Hayk Sargsyan has called on citizens to exert pressure on the judge ahead of issuing the court decision on the measure of ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s pre-trial detention.
Sargsyan took to Facebook to call on all citizens to gather in front of the court building today at 13:00 when the court is expected to issue the decision.
To note, the post was later removed from Facebook, however the users keep disseminating the screenshot of the note on social media.
At a court hearing on Thursday Artsakh current and former Presidents presented personal guarantees to a the court requesting the release of Robert Kocharyan from pre-trial detention.
Earlier in January, the Yerevan court declined the defense motion to release Kocharyan on bail and instead approved the prosecutor’s motion to extend arrest imposed on him as a pre-trial measure of restraint. Robert Kocharyan has been placed in custody since December 7, 2018, pending trial. He is charged with overthrowing Armenia’s constitutional order during the March 1-2, 2008 post-election events in Yerevan, but strongly denies any wrongdoing
Kocharyan’s lawyer issues message to PM
The member of the ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s defense team Hayk Alumyan has issued a message to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian, Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan and Police Chief Valery Osipyan. At a press conference on Saturday Alumyan announced that public calls of Pashinyan’s supporters, including the members of his political team over Kocharyan’s case are to be strictly condemned and intercepted.
“Mr. Prime Minister, we all know that these people will not make similar statements, if there were no approve by you . Honorary Prime Minister, I call on you to prevent these developments and disallow actions and calls made by your supporters on your behalf and approval the one did Hayk Sargsyan,” Alumyan said.
To remind, earlier the member of the ruling My Step fraction at the Armenian National Assembly Hayk Sargsyan called on citizens to exert pressure on the judge ahead of issuing the court decision on the measure of ex-President Robert Kocharyan’s pre-trial detention.