Lusine Sahakyan, advocate for former Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia and now opposition MP Armen Gevorgyan, left the courtroom as a sign of protest against the judge’s actions.
When Judge Anna Danibekyan rejected the two motions of the advocate, Sahakyan again declared that she had only received a few documents out of the several volumes of the case and asked for time to get acquainted with the volumes.
“My next motion concerns your recusal,” the advocate added.
“If there are no more motions, the prosecution will start with the indictment,” the judge said.
“That is impossible since Armen Gevorgyan is going to be left without a lawyer in the courtroom,” Sahakyan said, adding that she is leaving so long as the court hasn’t provided her with all the required documents.
Judge Danibekyan declared that Sahakyan can’t grant herself the right to speak in her absence, labeled her line of conduct as unlawful and gave a warning as a sanction.
The next court hearing is set for Oct. 19.