Robert Kocharyan may undergo surgery

Robert Kocharyan may undergo surgery

Former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan was transferred to a civic hospital this morning for an examination.  

Head of Kocharyan's office Viktor Soghomonyan said that the ex-president may undergo a minor surgery in the coming days.

"There are no particularly major problems [with his health]. I believe Mr. Kocharyan’s health will be fully restored within days after the surgery," cited Soghomonyan as saying.

Kocharyan had been transferred twice before to the same Yerevan medical center for a checkup.   

Ex-President Robert Kocharyan is charged with overthrowing the constitutional order in Armenia in connection with the events that occurred in Yerevan in March 2008, and taking a particularly large bribe. He has been remanded in custody three times within one year; the last one was on June 25, by the decision of the Criminal Court of Appeal.