The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction on Tuesday resumed hearings in the trial of Manvel Grigoryan, a retired Armenian army general and a former Republican lawmaker facing various criminal charges, and his spouse Nazik Amiryan.
Presiding judge Mnatsakan Martirosyan announced that Grigoryan could not attend today’s court hearing due to health issues as notified by the Nairi Medical Center where the former lawmaker is receiving treatment.
An expert, endocrinologist Lusine Mamikonyan is also present at the hearing upon the invitation of the defense lawyers. The court hearing was adjourned for two hours for the doctor to bring the necessary documents.
Grigoryan is charged with embezzlement of army supplies and illegal procurement and possession of firearms and ammunition in large quantities in a prior agreement with his wife, son and several other individuals, tax evasion and extortion.
He was initially arrested on 19 June last year after being stripped of his parliamentary immunity.
The ex-MP was freed from pre-trial arrest on 21 December on 25 million drams bail – a ruling appealed by the Prosecutor General’s Office.
On 22 January the Yerevan Court of Appeals ruled to re-arrest Grigoryan, who was hospitalized one month later.