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YEREVAN. – A capital city Yerevan court of general jurisdiction has yet again denied the motion by the legal defenders of Armenia’s retired general and ex-MP Manvel Grigoryan to commute his pretrial measure of arrest.

But due to health reasons, Grigoryan was not in attendance to this hearing.

At every court hearing on the case involving Grigoryan, his attorneys file a motion to commute his aforesaid pretrial measure, but the court denies this motion.

On June 6, retired general and ex-MP Manvel Grigoryan’s health condition sharply deteriorated at the capital city Yerevan hospital for convicts, so he was transferred to the “Saint Gregory the Illuminator” Medical Center in Yerevan, and several days later—to “Nairi” Medical Center.

Grigoryan is charged with illegal possession of weapons and ammunition, appropriation of property, tax evasion, squandering of state resources, and organizing of property usurpation through extortion.

In particular, he is accused of appropriating the property that was allocated to meet the needs of soldiers and volunteers who were defending the borders of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) during the four-day war in April 2016 and subsequent days.

Manvel Grigoryan is remanded in custody.

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