ArmInfo. Second President of Armenia Robert Kocharian was operated on Wednesday at the Izmirlyan Medical Center in Yerevan.
According to RIA Novosti, this was announced by the head of the office of the former head of state Viktor Soghomonyan.
Kocharyan has been examined three times over the past nine days by the Izmirlyan Medical Center. On Tuesday, the head of Kocharyan's office did not rule out that the ex-president might need surgery. At the same time, Soghomonyan did not say what kind of health problems the ex-president has and in connection with which he needed surgical intervention. It should be noted that at the time of publication of the material, ArmInfo could not contact Victor Soghomonyan.
On July 26, 2018, the Special Investigation Service indicted Kocharian for overthrowing the constitutional order in the framework of the criminal case on the dispersal of protests on March 1, 2008. The ex-president is also charged with receiving bribes on an especially large scale. Kocharian believes the charges are trumped-up political persecution. In 2018, Kocharyan was arrested twice. In late June, he was arrested for the third time. The Constitutional Court of Armenia declared the article of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which lists cases in which criminal prosecution is not possible, unconstitutional and invalid. This decision was taken in view of the fact that the article does not provide for the inviolability of officials with special protection. Kocharian's lawyers filed a petition with the Yerevan Court of First Instance, demanding his release, which was rejected.