Former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan

Yerevan Court Postpones Hearing amid Kocharyan’s Absence

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YEREVAN (Panorama) — The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction on Tuesday, March 29, postponed a hearing on the alleged corruption case involving Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan and opposition Hayastan faction MP Armen Gevorgyan, who formerly served as deputy prime minister.

Kocharyan was absent from the hearing due to health issues. His lawyer Hovhannes Khudoyan handed over a relevant medical certificate to the court, saying that according to the preliminary data the ex-president’s treatment will last nearly 10 days.

Given Kocharyan’s absence, the court hearing was postponed and rescheduled for April 12.

Kocharyan is accused of receiving bribes from businesswoman Silva Hambardzumyan while in power. He denies any wrongdoing, calling the charges politically motivated.

 

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