ArmInfo. There are those who wish to act as personal guarantors of the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan. The lawyer of Kocharyan Aram Orbelian announced this on December 9.
Meanwhile, the defense the former head of state refused to provide more detailed information regarding the names and positions of potential guarantors. Orbelian recalled that Kocharyan's lawyers had previously voiced a proposal to the judge to convene an additional meeting to submit an application for the release of Kocharyan under personal guarantee. In connection with the busyness of Judge Anna Danibekyan, as well as her departure on vacation, the next court hearing in the case of the former president will be held next year, January 9.
Robert Kocharyan is being accused in the March 1, 2008 case. On May 18, the court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan decided to change the measure of restraint against Robert Kocharyan from arrest to release on bail. At the same time, the guarantee and pledge in the total amount of 1 million drams were made by the former and current leaders of Nagorno-Karabakh - Arkady Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan. On June 25, the Criminal Court of Appeal decided to reverse the decision of the trial court. On September 25, the Court of Cassation rejected the request of Kocharyan's lawyers to annul the decision of the Court of Appeal.