Levon Hayrapetyan felt bad during court hearing, hearing was adjourned
The Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, arrested in the Russian Federation, felt bad during the hearings at Moscow court on August 13. The judge decided to adjourn the hearing till August 15. As reports “Armenpress”, referring to RIA Novosti, the court was considering the appeal on Hayrapetyan's arrest, while his lawyers were asking to release him from custody. The defendant participated in the hearing via video link from his cell.
During his speech, he clutched at his heart and complained of feeling unwell. The lawyers asked to provide first aid. According to the defense, Hayrapetyan has problems with heart rate and blood vessels. Over 100 relatives and friends came to support him at court, and a live broadcasting was organized for those who could not find a place in the hall. Levon Hayrapetyan, 65, was detained in a Moscow airport on July 15 and subsequently arrested. On July 24, the Russian Federation Investigation Committee brought two criminal charges against him: embezzlement or misuse, and money laundering.