Thursday, September 12 2019 13:49
Asya Balayan

The trial in the case of Robert Kocharyan began in Yerevan

The trial in the case of Robert Kocharyan began in Yerevan

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.

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