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09 nov. 2019 | 08h03 UTC

Armenia: Demonstration possible in Yerevan on November 12

Armenia Alerte de sécurité

Demonstrations possible in Yerevan on November 12 during hearing for former President Robert Kocharyan; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2019, 12h00 until 12/11/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Yerevan). COUNTRY/REGION Yerevan

Event

Demonstrations are possible in Yerevan on Tuesday, November 12, during the scheduled hearing for former President Robert Kocharyan. The last hearing in the case is set to start at 13:00 (local time) at the Constitutional Court of Yerevan.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated around any protest. Counter-protests by Kocharyan's supporters are possible. Clashes among protesters and between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Former President Kocharyan, who was arrested in December 2018, is facing charges of "overthrowing the constitutional order of Armenia" and bribery during his term as president. Kocharyan is also accused of being complicit in the deaths of ten people during post-election demonstrations in 2008. А court in Yerevan denied bail for Kocharian on November 7.

Advice

Individuals in Yerevan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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