Supporters of Robert Kocharyan and policemen in front of the court building, June 2019. Photo by Tigran Petrosyan for the Caucasian Knot

13 September 2019, 08:27

Activists detained during Kocharyan's trial

Three participants in the clash of supporters and opponents of Robert Kocharyan, a former Armenian President, who is accused of a putsch attempts, were taken to the police, another one was hospitalized, the police have informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 18, 2019, Judge David Grigoryan ruled to release Kocharyan from custody under the guarantee of the incumbent and a former presidents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), as well as suspend the criminal case against him and transfer it to the Constitutional Court of Armenia. On June 25, the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) of Armenia achieved, through the Court of Appeal, to place Robert Kocharyan back into custody and the resumption of his case.

The hearing of the Kocharyan's case was resumed in Yerevan on September 12 amid protests held by supporters and opponents of the former president. A clash broke out among them, which resulted in the detention of a supporter and an opponent. Among the detainees is Aram Arutyunyan, the leader of the "National Accord" Party, who supports Robert Kocharyan. Before they put him into the car, he said that he had hit the woman who disputed with and insulted him. Policemen also brought the woman to the police station, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports referring to the broadcast of the event by the "Factor.am" News Agency.

Three persons have been brought to the police station; another one was invited for explanations, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told at the press service of the Armenian Police.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 12, 2019 at 09:32 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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