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2nd Armenian President set to be taken back into custody

2nd Armenian President set to be taken back into custody

PanARMENIAN.Net - A court in Yerevan ruled Tuesday, June 25 that former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan will again be taken into custody.

Kocharyan was released from prison in mid-May as an investigation into a criminal case over an 11-year crackdown continues in Armenia.

The Appeals Court judge decided to annul the decision of the First Instance Court of General Jurisdiction to suspend the case and sent it to the Constitutional Court.

Kocharyan, who was the President of Armenia in 1998–2008, is accused of overthrowing the constitutional order and money laundering.

The first case is related to the crackdown on civilians who were protesting the results of the presidential election in March 2008. At the time, ten people were killed in clashes between protesters and the police, about 200 were injured.

Kocharyan was first arrested and released in summer of 2018, but was incarcerated again on December 7 of that year.

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