Armenian ex-President’s case sent to Constitutional Court


Public  Radio of Armenia

A court in Yerevan has halted proceedings in the trial of former President Robert Kocharyan, ex-Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan and former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov and sent the case to the Constitutional Court.

Kocharyan is charged with overthrowing constitutional order  during an unrest in March 2008 that saw 10 people killed in clashes between protesters and police following the presidential elections.

Vahe Grigoryan, a lawyer for the legal successors of March 1 victims, has said the decision will be appealed.

Robert Kocharyan had been jailed for months, but was released from pre-trial detention on Saturday, after the incumbent and former Presidents of Artsakh appeared in court to vouch for him.


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