Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov has been dismissed by the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council, according to the CSTO website, RIA Novosti reported.
Deputy Secretary General Valeriy Semerikov has temporarily assumed the duties of secretary general.
Special Investigative Committee of Armenia pressed charges against Khachaturov as part of the criminal investigation into the events of March 1, 2008 - the post presidential election crackdown in Armenia during which eight civilians and two police officers were killed.
The criminal case was initiated according Part 1 of Article 300 of Armenia’s Criminal Code, that qualifies Khachaturov’s actions as aimed at “overthrowing of constitutional order of the Republic of Armenia.”