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YEREVAN. – During the court hearing on the case of Armenia’s former President Robert Kocharyan and others today, Mihran Poghosyan, the lawyer for former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, motioned to lift the restriction on his client’s crossing border arguing that the releasing of Khachaturov on bail does not provide for such restrictions (PHOTOS) .

In response, prosecutors Gevorg Baghdasaryan and Petros Petrosyan argued that there was no such restriction at this stage.

"Honorable court, both prosecutors don't say it right," Khachaturov said, for his part. "I am a live witness to how the police lieutenant colonel said, 'You are on the list.' The prosecutors say I'm not on the list. (...). To say that I am not on the ‘red list’ is a lie."

Then there was a debate between the lawyers of Kocharyan and the prosecutors.

Hearing both parties, the court concluded that since no decision was made at any stage on the restriction, there was nothing to lift. As to the actions of the other authorities, it is outside the jurisdiction of the court, the presiding judge continued, adding that if, from the attorney's point of view, there have been unlawful acts or will be repeated, he could appeal to the Special Investigation Service.

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