ArmInfo. In the Shengavit branch of the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan, a hearing began in the case of the second President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and other senior officials in the case on March 1. Judge Anna Danibekyan presides. During the meeting, the indictment will be read out and perhaps the issue of changing the measure of restraint in relation to Robert Kocharyan.
In addition to the second President of Armenia, the court session is also attended by the former chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, the former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, the former Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan and the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Armen Gevorgyan.
At the moment both supporters and opponents of the former president of Armenia gathered at the courthouse. Some demand his release, others condemnation.
To avoid clashes, policemen are on duty here and urge the audience to separate on opposite sides. To recall, the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and other persons involved in the case are accused of overthrowing the constitutional order. Kocharyan is accused of taking a bribe of $ 3 million.