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The most important thing now is for the court to commute the preventive measure for the second President of Armenia and release him. The rest will be considered during the trial. This is what former Minister of Defense of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan told journalists today.

When told that the charge of Robert Kocharyan is also ascribed to him, he said he hadn’t accepted the charge since it is groundless.

The examination of the case involving the second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and some other former senior officials accused of overthrowing the constitutional order along the lines of the March 1, 2008 case is held Thursday at the Shengavit seat of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction, and presided over by Judge Anna Danibekyan.

Second President Robert Kocharyan, former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, and former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Secretary of the National Security Council Armen Gevorgyan are defendants in this case.

The attorneys of the second President have filed a motion with the court to commute the preventive measure for Kocharyan and terminate criminal prosecution.

Protests are taking place in front of the court building.

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