Unprecedented pressure is being exerted on the judicial system in Armenia, the attorney of the second president Robert Kocharian, Aram Orbelyan told reporters.
According to him, over the past 10 years of his practice, he does not recall such pressure on the entire system.
Such an assessment is not based on internal conviction at all, but on a number of circumstances - blocking the courts, recording phone talks over the direct instructions to the judge, a trumped-up case against Judge David Grigoryan, a statement by the Venice Commission and the CE Commissioner for Human Rights, wording of the embassies, he said.
“This all shows unprecedented pressure on the courts. Remember the problem of electing a member of the COP. Other candidates are rejected by the wording “we have a different candidate.” The Republic of Armenia is not able to fulfill the judicial protection provided for by the European Convention. Therefore, changing one judge to another will not yield a result, it is necessary to restore the functions of the court,” he added.