The ex-President of Armenia was released from custody after paying more than $4 million bail

The second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian, who is accused of attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, was released from custody after payment of bail of 2 billion drams (more than $4.1 million). About it on June 20 , informed in Facebook, the office of the President.

Permission to bail protection Kocharian received on 18 June, this decision was made by the court of appeal.

“The arrest, detention, President Kocharian abolished on 19 June, after payment of the decision of the Appellate criminal court and the completion of all statutory procedures. Robert Kocharian returned home, but will continue rehabilitation treatment in medical center “izmirlyan”, – stated in the message of press-service of the former President.

Family Kocharyan also thanked the “well-known businessmen and supporters”, which helped to raise money for bail.

Kocharian became President of Armenia on 30 March 1998. March 5, 2003 he was reelected to the post and held it until April 9, 2008.

He is accused of overthrow of the constitutional order in the case of the crackdown on protests in the country in March 2008.

July 27, 2018, the General jurisdiction court of Yerevan granted the petition to arrest ex-President for two months, but on August 13 the court of appeal overturned the decision of the court of first instance and dismissed Kocharian, mainly based on the right to privacy, which the President under the Constitution.

In January the court of appeal allowed again to take him into custody. However, on 18 may Kocharyan was released on bail the head of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan and his predecessor Arkady Ghukasian.

25 Jun 2019 Kocharian re-arrested, and the court of first instance of sponsorship for Kocharian was cancelled.

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