YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

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YEREVAN, Armenia | Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

YEREVAN, Armenia — An Armenian court on Friday put the nation’s former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud.

Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up the protest in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. He was freed on appeal, but on Friday a higher court ordered that he should stay behind bars.

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