9 April 2020

Armenia’s ex-President Serzh Sargsyan goes on trial

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The trial of Serzh Sargsyan, who is charged with embezzling state funds, has begun. Sargsyan, who was forced to step down during the 2018 revolution, is charged with embezzlement. reports that Sargsyan, who forced out of office during the 2018 revolution, was charged on 4 December 2019 after being called in for questioning at the Special Investigative Services (SIS). The first hearing was on 25 February.

He is charged alongside businessperson Barsegh Beglaryan and three former Agriculture Ministry officials including former Minister Sergo Karapetyan.

If found guilty Sargsyan could face between four to eight years in prison. He has been barred from leaving the country.

2020.02.27 / 16:42
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