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 Saturday, August 17 2019 14:34
Ani Mshetsyan

Head of the Judicial Department: The case of Armenia`s second  president will be sent to the court of general jurisdiction until  August 20

Head of the Judicial Department: The case of Armenia`s second  president will be sent to the court of general jurisdiction until  August 20

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. 

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