ArmInfo. The case of the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan will be sent to the court of general jurisdiction until August 20. This was announced on August 16 in a conversation with reporters by the head of the Judicial Department Karen Poladyan.
He noted that the court of general jurisdiction appealed to the Court of Cassation so that the Kocharyan case would be sent there in the near future. "After that, this case will be assigned to a new judge. The fact is that 37 of the 43 cases proceeded by Grigoryan were transferred to other judges. At the same time, the case of the second president of Armenia has not yet been transferred, as it is still in the Court of Cassation, " Poladyan said.
Poladyan also stated that until the Court of Cassation makes a relevant decision, the case cannot be referred to the court of first instance. "Of course, the Court of Cassation should consider the petition of the defense within three months, however, as you understand, the appeal of the court of general jurisdiction cannot be ignored," the head of the Judicial Department emphasized, noting that the case, as well as its attachment will be sent to a court of general jurisdiction. The thing is that the judge of the trial court in the Kocharyan case, David Grigoryan, is involved in the criminal case, and at the moment his powers are suspended.
It should be noted that today, for technical reasons, the hearing of the Court of Appeal in the case of Robert Kocharyan was postponed. Prior to this, on June 25, the Court of Appeal of Armenia decided to arrest Kocharyan and cancel the decision of the judge of the first instance David Grigoryan to dismiss the case and send it for a new investigation. However, the powers of Judge Grigoryan, who was supposed to consider the case, were temporarily terminated.
To recall, on May 18, the judge of the court of general jurisdiction David Grigoryan decided to change the measure of restraint against the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan under the personal guarantee of the former and current Presidents of Artsakh Arkady Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan. In turn, the Prosecutor General's Office appealed this decision to a higher court, and on June 25 the Court of Appeal decided to arrest Kocharyan. The second president of Armenia is accused of overthrowing the Constitutional system in the framework of the events of March 1, 2008.