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YEREVAN. – Tuesday’s court session on the criminal case against second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and several other former senior officials is being held behind closed doors.

The previous hearing on September 8 was also a closed session. At that hearing, defense attorney Aram Vardevanyan had filed a motion with the court to revoke the attachment on the former president's property and bank accounts, and had submitted a respective expert assessment to the court. However, the lawyer had requested a closed hearing, and the court had granted this request.

Speaking to reporters, Vardevanyan explained that the court session was being held behind closed doors, as information on banking secrecy and personal data is being published, and this is a requirement of the law.

The lawyer added that the decision will be announced in public.

Also, Aram Vardevanyan noted that during the court hearing a gross violation had already been committed in connection with the publication of data containing medical secrets.

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