Former MP Suren Manukyan, a member of the Supreme Body of the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party of Armenia, was charged Friday evening. Manukyan's lawyer Sergey Voskanyan informed Armenian about this.

Manukyan was charged with kidnapping by a group.

Voskanyan added that the Investigative Committee submitted a petition to take Manukyan into custody for two months, and the respective court session will take place today.

Manukyan does not accept the charge against him and considers it "another political show."

Former lawmaker Khachatur Kokobelyan, Chairman of "Free Democrats" Party, had announced that Suren Manukyan and two other people were detained within the framework of the criminal case on the kidnapping of his father.

And the police had reported that Kokobelyan's father was kidnapped and a ransom was demanded to set him free.

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