YEREVAN, Armenia -- A court in Armenia has opened a trial of the country's former president on charges stemming from a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago.
Eight demonstrators and two police officers died in the clash.
The demonstration was protesting results of an election two weeks earlier that declared Serzh Sargsyan as Kocharian's replacement. Sargsyan, who was supported by Kocharian, served as president for the next 10 years before briefly serving as prime minister. Mass protests led by Pashinian drove Sargsyan out of office a year ago.