The second judge recused himself from the pre-trial detention case of ex-Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, charged with usurping state power during the March 1, 2008 post-election public protests,

Lawyer of Robert Kocharyan Hayk Alumyan told Armenian News - said that Judge David Grigorian stated about his recusal, explaining that he was not the duty judge.

According to the lawyer, the case was referred to judge Arthur Mkrtchyan. The hearing will be held tomorrow, January 14, at 3:00 pm in the court of the Kentron administrative district.