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Court rejects Robert Kocharyan’s request for release on bail

A court of general jurisdiction in Yerevan has rejected ex-Presidnet Robert Kocharyan’s request for release on bail.

“The court decided to reject the motion of Mr. Kocharian’s lawyers and leave him under arrest,” Judge Anna Danibekyan said.

Robert Kocharyan is charged with overthrowing constitutional order in March 2008 following a presidential election. At least ten people were killed in clashes between police and protesters on March 1, 2008.

The trial of Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan and three other former officials  commenced in Yerevan on September 12.

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