Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   21 March

Preliminary investigation into Robert Kocharyan’s and 3 other former top officials’ cases over- indictments filed


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 15, ARMENPRESS. The Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia has finished the preliminary investigation into the criminal cases connected with the incidents of March 1-2, 2008. The SIS assessed that there are sufficient evidences to file indictments against former President Robert Kocharyan, former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan (later Defense Minister), former Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Khachaturov (later CSTO Secretary-General), and former Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration Armen Gevorgyan.

As ARMENPRESS was informed from the SIS, Robert Kocharyan is charged under Part 1 of Article 300.1 and Point 2 of Part 4 of Article 311 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, which are overthrowing the Constitutional Order and taking bribes of particularly large amount.

Seyran Ohanyan is charged under is charged under Part 1 of Article 300.1, which is overthrowing the Constitutional Order.

Yuri Khachaturov is charged under Part 1 of Article 300.1, which is overthrowing the Constitutional Order.

Armen Gevorgyan is charged under Part 1 of Article 38-300.1, Point 2 of Part 4 of Article 311 and Point 1 of Part 3 of Article 190, which are complicity in overthrowing Constitutional Order, taking bribes of particularly large amount and legalization of property gained through criminal measures.

Edited and translated by Tigran Sirekanyan




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