Law 20:17 12/02/2019 Armenia

New charges brought against ex-president Robert Kocharyan

The Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia has brought new charges against Armenia’s former president Robert Korcharyan.

The defense team of the ex-president has issued a statemen saying the new charges are under Article 311part 4 point 2 of the country’s Criminal Code which is complicity in bribery at large amounts.  The charges were opened based on an alleged report on bribery by businesswoman Silva Hambardzumyan.

To remind, Armenia’s second President Kocharyan is 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. Kocharyan and his lawyers strongly deny the charges as ‘politically motivated’.



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