Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukyan won’t be attending the hearing to be held at the Criminal Court of Appeal tomorrow since he is infected with the coronavirus. This is what Tsarukyan’s attorney Emin Khachatryan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“We, Tsarukyan’s attornys, are willing to attend the hearing, but it’s up to the court to decide. Tsarukyan actively participated in the hearing in the first instance court, expressed his stance on the motion and delivered his speech,” he said.
When asked how Tsarukyan is feeling, Khachatryan said he has a mild fever and is undergoing conservative treatment, but he is doing fine in general.
When asked if the court hearings may be postponed until Tsarukyan gets better, the attorney said he and the other attorneys will submit Tsarukyan’s medical documents to the court so that the judge considers Tsarukyan’s absence as excusable.
When told that he and the other attorneys have had contact with Tsarukyan and asked if he is going to get tested for COVID-19, Khachatryan said he will get tested tomorrow and if he tests positive, he won’t attend the hearings either.
As reported earlier, examination of the appeals under Tsarukyan’s case have been inscribed to Judge Mkhitar Papoyan.
Tsarukyan is charged with obstructing the will of voters through electoral fraud, but doesn’t accept the charge and views the case against him as unlawful.