The Criminal Court of Appeal of Armenia, under the chairmanship of Judge Mkhitar Papoyan, ended examination of the appeals filed by the defense attorneys of Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Armenia today, as Yerem Sargsyan, one of Tsarukyan’s defense attorneys, told reporters today.
The judge left for the consultation room, and the court will announce its decision tomorrow.
“The court hearing is over. The discussion was rather thorough. The sides presented their complaints and suggestions. The judge left for the consultation room and will announce the court’s decision tomorrow,” Sargsyan said.
The Prosecutor General’s Office has appealed the first instance court’s decision on denying the motion to select arrest as a pre-trial measure against Tsarukyan, demanding that the Criminal Court of Appeal overturn the decision and arrest Tsarukyan.
Tsarukyan’s defense attorneys have filed several appeals, one of which concerns the substantiated suspicion, and finds that there is no evidence submitted to the court that will justify that Tsarukyan is linked to the criminal case.
Tsarukyan won’t appear in court since he is infected with the coronavirus.
Tsarukyan is charged with obstructing the will of voters through electoral fraud, but doesn’t accept the charge and views the case against him as unlawful.