In Yerevan began the trial of former President Robert Kocharian

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ARMENIA

In Yerevan began the trial of former President Robert Kocharian. The dock is also a number of former senior officials. They are accused of overthrow of the constitutional order and receiving bribes, reports “WORLD 24”.

The hearing was open to the public. And there were no empty seats. Supporters of Kocharian welcomed with applause and shouts: “Freedom for President!”. Today he had to determine the measure of restraint. However, the lawyers asked for the recusal of the judge. Among the main arguments, doubts as to his impartiality.

“We hope the court will make a fair decision. The accusation is not the father of any relationship. It’s a personal vendetta. I also want to know who is to blame for what happened in March 2008, one responsible for the deaths of people who have organized the murder,” said the son of ex-President Levon Kocharyan.

The judge’s decision on rejection will be announced may 14.

We will remind, the special investigation service on 26 July 2018 was charged with Kocharian in the overthrow of the constitutional order in the criminal case about the protesters on 1 March 2008. The guilt Robert Kocharian does not recognize.

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