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COURT DECLINES PETITION BY YURI KHACHATUROV’S DEFENSE LAWYER

Judge Anna Danibekyan has declined a petition by Mihran Poghosyan, the defense lawyer of Colonel-General Yuri Khachaturov, former OSCE Secretary General, for removal of travel restrictions earlier imposed on his client.

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COURT DECLINES PETITION BY YURI KHACHATUROV’S DEFENSE LAWYER

On June 8, Yuri Khachaturov, with court’s permission, tried to cross the Armenian-Georgian border but was detained.

Colonel-General Yu. Khachaturov is one of the accused in the March 1 case. On March 1, 2008, opposition rallies were dispersed, with ten people killed. Armenia’s ex-president Robert Kocharyan is the principal accused person in the case.