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Robert Kocharyan’s trial takes place behind closed doors – confidential information will be published

armenpress.am05/16th/2019, 2:48

Robert Kocharyan’s trial takes place behind closed doors – confidential information will be published

The trial of former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and other ex-officials in the March 1 case takes place behind closed doors, during which confidential information will be published.

The c correspondent of ARMENPRESS reports that the defendant suggested that the trial should be behind closed doors. During the short break the reporters were asked to leave the courtroom and the closed-door session kicked off.

Prosecutor General of Armenia Artur Davtyan is also present at the court session.

Robert Kocharyan’s lawyers suggested that the current and former Presidents of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan and Arkady Ghukasyan also participate in the session, who had arrived at the court to submit their personal guarantees for changing Robert Kocharyan’s preventive measure, but the judge did not allow them to participate in the closed-door session.

Sahakyan and Ghukasyan left the court.

Robert Kocharyan is charged with “overthrowing Constitutional order” and “accepting particularly large bribe”.

Other indicted officials are: ex-Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan (ove...

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