The foreign screenings are continuing of the documentary film entitled “Levon Hayrapetyan: Arrested Freedom,” which was premiered recently and which is about Russian-Armenian businessman and benefactor Levon Hayrapetyan, who is under house arrest in Moscow.
Between Wednesday and Friday, it was shown in London, New York, Madrid, Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, and Rome
The documentary presents Hayrapetyan’s life story and his contribution to the development of Nagorno-Karabakh, and it also sheds light on some circumstances in the criminal case involving him.
Levon Hayrapetyan 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. On September 12, the Russian-Armenian businessman was charged with fraud, too. On October 3, however, a Moscow district court ruled in favor of releasing Hayrapetyan from prison and placing him under house arrest. Even though Levon Hayrapetyan has health problems, he was kept in prison for a long time. On December 10, Hayrapetyan’s pre-trial detention period was extended for four more months until April 15, 2015.