Trial of Armenia’s ex-President Robert Kocharyan commences in Yerevan

The trial of Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan and three other former officials charged with overthrowing of constitutional order during the post-election protests in Yerevan on March 1, 2008 commenced in Yerevan today.

The three other defendants in the case are ex-Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, who was the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces at the time of unrest, and former Deputy Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan, who was the National Security Council Secretary in 2008.

The trial was accompanied by protests outside the court.

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