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If, based on the decision of the Constitutional Court, the judge has come to a conclusion other than the one that we offered, there is no sense in submitting a motion to the same judge and on the same ground. There is a procedure for this — we take the decision of the judge and appeal it to the Criminal Court of Appeal. This is what Hayk Alumyan, attorney of second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, told journalists today, touching upon the fact that the court decided to reject the motion to release Kocharyan from custody on the ground of the decision of the Constitutional Court.

Touching upon the statement by Speaker of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan in regard to the current state of the Constitutional Court, Alumyan said the following: “Ararat Mirzoyan’s statement is pressure on the court. Both the Prime Minister and the parliamentary speaker openly said the decision of the Constitutional Court is illegitimate. This means that the court examining the case must decide whether Kocharyan will be released or not, based on the decision of the Constitutional Court. If the two high-ranking officials of the country publicly declare that the decision is not lawful, this is pressure on the judge.”

The attorney noted that neither the parliament nor the government should interfere in the functions of the judiciary.

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