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The trial of the ex-President of Armenia Kocharian was postponed to July 7

The court in Yerevan on the case of former Armenian President Robert Kocharian postponed to 7 July, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The special investigation service on July 26, 2018 presented to Kocharian the prosecution to overthrow the constitutional order in the criminal case about the protesters on 1 March 2008. Kocharyan thinks the charges are trumped up as political persecution. In the case also are the former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, the ex-defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and former head of the presidential administration Armen Gevorgyan.

On Tuesday, the lawyer Khachaturov Mihran Poghosyan stated that he had contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus, and the protection Kocharyan demanded that the social distance between the participants in the process. The ex-President himself demanded to announce a break of 30 minutes for disinfection of the room, the judge in the case, Anna Janibekyan replied that it was technically impossible and adjourned to make a decision - to continue the meeting on Tuesday or move it to another day. When he returned, she announced the decision to adjourn the meeting.

"Given the circumstances outlined by counsel Mihran Poghosyan, as well as technical problems, the court session is postponed and will start on 7 July at 13.00 (12.00 GMT)," said Janibekyan in the process.

Eighteenth of June, the court of appeal of Armenia adopted a decision to release Kocharian on bail of 2 billion drams (about 4,15 million). Thus he satisfied the complaint of lawyers Kocharyan to the decision of the court of first instance of the city of Yerevan, which refused to release him. Kocharian came home from the hospital on June 19 after payment of bail.

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