Yuri Khachaturov. Photo © Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/politics/20180728/13514013/sud-prinyal-reshenie-genseka-odkb-vypustyat-pod-zalog.html

06 August 2018, 18:39

CSTO Secretary General returns from Yerevan to Moscow

Yuri Khachaturov, who was detained in Armenia within the investigation into the case on the dispersal of the protesting opposition in Yerevan ten years ago, started working in Moscow.

The court released Yuri Khachaturov, arrested in the case on the overthrow of the constitutional order, on bail exceeding 1000 US dollars. On August 2, investigators reported that the suspect was not banned from leaving Armenia.

On August 4, Yuri Khachaturov left Yerevan for the Russian capital and began to fulfill his duties on the same day, reported Vladimir Zainetdinov, the CSTO press secretary, as quoted by the TASS.

Since April 2017, Yuri Khachaturov works as the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). In 2008-2016, he held the posts of the Chief for the Headquarters of the Armenian Armed Forces and the First Deputy Minister of Defence of Armenia.

In July, Yuri Khachaturov came to Armenia to testify as a witness of the riots which occurred on May 1-2, 2008. However, he was accused of overthrowing the constitutional order. Yuri Khachaturov himself pleads not guilty.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 27, Robert Kocharyan, the second President of Armenia, was arrested in the same case. He also pleads not guilty.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’on August 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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