CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov charged over 2008 crackdown in Armenia

  27 July 2018    Read: 3908
CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov charged over 2008 crackdown in Armenia

As part of the criminal probe into the circumstances of the March 1-2 post-electoral turmoil in Yerevan, the Special Investigative Service has brought criminal charges against Colonel-General Yuri Khachaturov, the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) secretary general who formerly served as the head of the Yerevan Garrison.

Also, a special motion was filed to order Khachaturov’s detention, according to an official statement released earlier today, AzVision.az reports citing the Armenian media.

Khachaturov is accused of violating the constitutional order in collusion with a group of accomplices (Section 1, Article 300 of the Criminal Code of Armenia).

On Thursday, he was summoned to interrogation as a witness.

Also on Thursday, the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, was summoned to interrogation in the same status.

In a statement released hours later, the agency announced the criminal charges brought against the ex-president, citing the same article of the Criminal Code and a motion requesting his detention.


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