YEREVAN. – Chairman of National Accord party Aram Harutyunyan and Narek Mantashyan, who is the supporter of second president Robert Kocharyan, were apprehended near Shengavit court in Yerevan.

At Thursday’s court hearing, Robert Kocharyan’s legal defense motioned the court to immediately terminate the criminal proceedings against Kocharyan and to immediately release him from custody—and on the basis of the recent Constitutional Court ruling

The examination of the case involving second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and some other former senior officials accused of overthrowing the constitutional order along the lines of the March 1, 2008 case began Thursday.

Aram Harutyunyan was apprehended after his argument with pro-government protester. The woman who was involved in an argument with a politician was apprehended as well.

Kocharyan's supporters gathered near the police station where two men were taken.

Court leaves to decide on Robert Kocharyan's restraint