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The judge who liberated Kocharian complained of threats

The judge of the court of Appeal of Armenia Arsen Nikoghosyan, releasing 18 Jun from-under guards of former President Robert Kocharian, has complained to the Higher judicial Council (HJC) to the threats in his address, said Friday in a press-service of the BCC.

Thursday Nikoghosyan took the decision to release Kocharian on bail of 2 billion drams (about 4,15 million). Thus, he 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.

"The nineteenth of June, a judge Nikoghosyan addressed to the Chairman of the BCC, saying that after the adoption on 18 June of the decision on the number of information portals and social networks in the address and address family members (including the personal page) began to spread insults and threats," - said in a statement posted on the website of the Council.

It is noted that Nikoghosyan was invited to the Supreme judicial Council for consideration of his application. "Hearing judge, the BCC decided to go to the police for appropriate action on the basis of submitted application", - stated in the message.

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.