The trial of the ex-President of Armenia Kocharian was moved to July 14
The court in Yerevan on the case of former Armenian President Robert Kocharian is transferred on 14 July, said Tuesday the judge Anna Janibekyan.
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.
"In connection with the completion of a workday, the court of first instance of the city of Yerevan is postponed and will resume on 14 July at 13.00 (12.00 GMT)," said the judge in the process.
On Tuesday, Janibekyan rejected the prosecution's request to limit the right of the defence to file motions in the trial to begin reading the indictment. Lawyer Kocharian, Hovhannes Khudoyan said that the prosecution so wants to deny defendants the right to defense. Another lawyer of the former head of state, Hayk Alumyan noted that the legislation of the country of such restrictions does not provide.
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. Later, the President returned home from the hospital after payment of bail.