ArmInfo. Now the most important thing is that the measure of restraint against the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan is changed, and he would be free, hear everything else during the trial. Former Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan stated this in an interview with reporters on September 12.
To the remark that he was charged under the same article, Ohanyan replied: "I did not accept this because there are no grounds for it''.
In turn, Robert Kocharyan's son Levon Kocharian, who is in the courthouse, stated that his father expects to be released.
''I expect the judge to administer justice, and the experience that I had the judge who freed him will not frighten him and will not deter him from carrying out its activities'', he said. Responding to the comment that there are allegations that Robert Kocharyan is the main culprit on March 1, and he should remain in custody Kocharyan also touched on the events of March 1 and raised rhetorical questions. ''People do not want to ask questions, understand this whole situation. David Shahnazaryan and other people among the opposition called for the rally to be moved to another place. But Nikol Pashinyan said: no, stay in place, continue the fight, arrange barricades. In the same moral sense, these people do not ask what would happen if the teammates were heard''.
To recall, today on September 12 in the Shengavit branch of the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan a trial is being held in the case of the second President of the Republic of Armenia Robert Kocharian and other high-ranking officials in the case of March 1. Judge Anna Danibekyan presides. 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, dozens of supporters and opponents of the former president of Armenia have 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, is accused of overthrowing the constitutional order and receiving a bribe of $ 3 million.