November 13
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I believe Robert Kocharyan’s statements show the level of his political perceptions and understandings.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Saturday told the aforementioned to reporters. He noted this commenting on second President Kocharyan’s statement that Pashinyan will be sorry for deciding to “lock horns” with him.

When asked whether he sees a threat from the second President, the PM said he reiterates that he sees no threat from Kocharyan.

“They had asked me from Kommersant newspaper [of Russia] and they were saying, ‘You are doing that to neutralize the political factor,’” Nikol Pashinyan stressed. “But I said at that time too, and I say now too that a political factor by the name of ‘Robert Kocharyan’ doesn’t exist in the Republic of Armenia.

“[Third President] Serzh Sargsyan, Robert Kocharyan and his entourage; we are deal with political corpses. But being a political corpse doesn’t release anyone from obligations before the law.”

Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan has been charged within the framework of the criminal case into the tragic events that transpired in capital city Yerevan on March 1 and 2, 2008—and under Article 300.1 Paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code; that is, breaching Armenia’s constitutional order, in conspiracy with others.

On July 27, Kocharyan was remanded in custody for two months by a court decision. But on August 13, the Court of Appeal granted Robert Kocharyan’s legal defenders’ appeal to commute the first-instance court’s decision on remanding their client in custody, and Kocharyan was released from courtroom on the grounds that he has presidential immunity.

On March 1 and 2, 2008, the then authorities used force against the opposition members who were rallying in downtown Yerevan, and against the results of the recent presidential election. Eight demonstrators as well as two servicemen of the internal troops were killed in the clashes. But no one had been brought to account for these deaths, to this day.

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