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The ex-President of Armenia Kocharian is to remain at the hospital

The former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan released Thursday from custody on bail by the court of Appeal's decision is to remain in medical center "izmirlyan", told reporters his lawyer Aram Vartevanian.

On Thursday, the Appeal court decided to release Kocharian on bail of 2 billion drams (about 4,15 million). Thus, he has satisfied the complaint of lawyers Kocharyan to the decision of the court of first instance of the city of Yerevan, which refused to release him.

"Kocharyan is in the medical center "Izmirlyan" not just the decision of the administrative court, and for medical reasons, as is the post-operative rehabilitation. He will remain there as long as necessary," said Vartevanian.

According to him, the measure of restraint in the form of bail 4.15 million dollars will come into force after the transfer of this amount to the Deposit account of the Administrative court. The Deposit Vartevanian called unprecedented. He did not rule out the possibility that the prosecution will appeal against the decision to release Kocharyan in the court of Cassation, although, in his opinion, it would be illogical.

The special investigation service on July 26, 2018 presented to Kocharian the prosecution to overthrow the constitutional order in the criminal case about the protesters on 1 March 2008. Kocharyan thinks the charges are trumped up as political persecution. In the case also are the former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, the ex-defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and former head of the presidential administration Armen Gevorgyan.

Kocharian admitted at the beginning of March, returned on April 3 in jail from the civil hospital, where he was treated for hypertension. But on 28 April he was again transferred from prison to the Yerevan medical center "izmirlyan" for examination. The twelfth of may he was operated on. Reason needed surgery, is not called.