ArmInfo. The trial in the case of 3rd President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and others was postponed, ArmInfo correspondent reports.
The next meeting will be held on August 6. During the meeting, the lawyers of Serzh Sargsyan, former Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan, owner of the Flash company Barsegh Beglaryan, as well as Samvel Galstyan and Gevorg Harutyunyan, stated that their clients are at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic in Armenia .
In turn, Judge Vahe Misakyan expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the trial is constantly being delayed. He stressed that, firstly, the size of the court hall allows holding a meeting in compliance with social distance, and secondly, the meeting hall is periodically disinfected. Misakyan also noted that for the period of emergency the activity of the court is not legally limited.
As a result, the judge agreed to adjourn the meetings, however, he warned the lawyers that if the participants in the trial did not attend the next meeting, the reason for their absence would be considered disrespectful.
It should be noted that 3rd president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is accused of facilitating the theft of a large amount from the budget.