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.
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.