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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:55 AM
Arrested Russian-Armenian businessman receives necessary insulin
Russian-Armenian businessman and benefactor Levon Hayrapetyan, who was detained on Tuesday and subsequently arrested in Moscow, is in satisfactory health condition.
The aforesaid is noted in the businessman’s Facebook account.
“The medical worker examined Hayrapetyan in prison; they gave [him] the necessary insulin; his health is satisfactory,” the Facebook comment reads.
Hayrapetyan’s close friend Matsak Poladyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the benefactor’s life is in danger because he needs insulin.
The Russian Federation Investigation Committee has brought two criminal charges against Levon Hayrapetyan; the charges are prodigality and legalization of illicit income.
Armenia News - NEWS.am
Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:57 AM
No Friends in Need?: Lack of official reaction as prominent Armenian businessman gets arrested in Moscow
A court in Moscow on July 17 issued an arrest warrant for the well-known Armenian businessman, Levon Hayrapetyan, who is charged with financial machinations connected with the sale of a Russian oil company in 2007.
The arrest of the entrepreneur and philanthropist who has invested millions of dollars into Nagorno-Karabakh’s economy, its social infrastructure and army has caused concerns and sympathy among the public. However, at the official level, no statement was made, apart from the nervous answer to a media question by Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, who said that the Armenian authorities cannot demand the release of a man who has broken the law just because he is a philanthropist.
Neither did the Armenian Embassy in Russia or the Union of Armenians of Russia make any statements. It causes perplexity in society – in online social networks opinions are already voiced that perhaps the activities and position of Hayrapetyan was not liked by many oligarchs in Armenia and abroad.
Hayrapetyan has repeatedly called on wealthy Armenian businessmen who made big money on the privatization and exploitation of national wealth to invest in the development of the country. He also spoke critically about some officials and even called for drawing up a “list oligarchs” who should “emigrate” from Armenia. Against this background it is no wonder that President Serzh Sargsyan, who claims to be the president of not only 3 million citizens of Armenia, but also a 10-million Armenian people scattered around the world, does not stand up for Hayrapetyan, at least publicly.
However, it is unlikely that the businessman’s arrest was connected with his attitude towards the Armenian government. The official version looks quite realistic against the background of the continuing redistribution of property in Russia where there is quite keen competition between the three giants - Rosneft, Gazprom and AFK Systema. Rosneft is trying to purchase the Bashneft oil company, which is now part of Systema, and it is not ruled out that Hayrapetyan has become a victim of this particular ‘redistribution’.
But there is also a version connected with the activities of Hayrapetyan in Karabakh, where a Suvorov Military School is now being built with his sponsorship. The connection of this school with the Armenian and Russian armies has been emphasized from the very start of the construction project – it has even been named after two Russian generals of Armenian origin, Suvorov and Madatov.
Armenia refuses to let the Russian peacekeepers into Karabakh and Hayrapetyan’s close friend – the first commander of the armed forces of Karabakh Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan (Komandos) recently began to openly state about the negative role of Russia in the Karabakh settlement and accuse Moscow of selling weapons to Azerbaijan.
Against this background, there is speculation that the arrest of Hayrapetyan may be related to the inability of Moscow at this stage to ensure its military presence in Karabakh and a positive background for itself in Armenia.
Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:06 AM
Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:49 AM
RUSSIAN-ARMENIAN BUSINESSMAN'S ARREST LINKED TO OIL BUSINESS - OPINION
13:46 * 19.07.14
The arrest of Levon Hayrapetyan, the affluent Russian-Armenian
businessman held by Moscow police upon return from Monaco earlier this
week, is linked to an oil business, according to an Armenian pollster.
"It has to do with Russia's oil business whose owners are normally
Turkic-speaking nations. That's a diaspora campaign of two countries,
Armenia and Azerbaijan. So they will not let an Armenian go into that,"
Aharon Adibekyan told reporters on Saturday.
He considered the arrest somewhat ridiculous, noting that the case
in which Hayrapetyan was spotted has a history of ten years.
David Sanasaryan, the opposition Heritage party's press secretary,
pointed out to Soviet-style Chekist methods (when information is kept
in secret as long as it isn't in anybody's interests). "I don't know,
of course, what Levon Hayrapetyan was involved in, but I am aware of
the important things he did in Karabakh. Levon Hayrapetyan was among
those people who strengthen Artsakh, its army and economy. He's one of
the rare wealthy people I haven't heard anything bad about," he noted.
Armenian News - Tert.am
Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:26 PM
Ծառուկյանը պատրաստ է ցանկացած օգնության՝ Լևոն Հայրապետյանին իրավական աջակցություն ցուցաբերելու համար. Ի. Տոնոյան
Գագիկ Ծառուկյանը մտահոգված է հայազգի գործարար Լևոն Հայրապետյանի ձերբակալության փաստով. ասաց ԲՀԿ նախագահի մամուլի խոսնակ Իվետա Տոնոյանը՝ ի պատասխան Tert.am-ի հարցի, թե ինչպես է վերաբերվում Գագիկ Ծառուկյանը հայազգի գործարարի ձերբակալությանն ու դրա շուրջ տեղի ունեցող իրադարձություններին։
«ԲՀԿ ղեկավարը բարձր է գնահատում Լևոն Հայրապետյանի մարդասիրական գործունեությունը Հայաստանում ու Արցախում, և գտնում է, որ ՀՀ իշխանությունները պետք է անեն հնարավորը՝ պետական խողովակներով իրականությունը պարզելու համար։ Իր կողմից Գագիկ Ծառուկյանը պատրաստ է, անհրաժեշտության դեպքում, ցուցաբերելու ցանկացած օգնություն՝ Լևոն Հայրապետյանի իրավական աջակցության համար»,- ասաց Իվետա Տոնոյանը։
Հիշեցնենք, որ Լևոն Հայրապետյանը ձերբակալվել է Մոսկվայում։
Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:27 PM
We need stronger support from Armenia, says Levon Hayrapetyan proxy
A proxy for Levon Hayrapetyan, the Russian-Armenian businessman detained in Moscow over a money-laundering affair, says he is somewhat discontent with the Armenian political and intellectual circles’ reaction to the scandalous incident.
“I personally, see something very negative; that’s awesome. We called for support from at least cultural and political circles, but no voices heard, apart from Komandos [Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, a legendary veteran of the Nagorno-Karabakh war],” Matsak Poladyan, a Diaspora-Armenian from Niece (France), told Tert.am.
A protest march in support of the jailed businessman will be held in Yerevan on Thursday night.
Hayrapetyan’s proxy said that the businessman’s family and friends also expect a reaction by second President Robert Kocharyan. “The second president is his close friend after all,” he noted.
As for official and non-official statements occasionally heard from Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), Poladyan said he is content with the country’s position. “What I liked about the Artsakh authorities’ position is the speech – I think by the head of [President] Bako Sahakyan’s staff,” he added.
David Babayan, a spokesperson for the Nagorno-Karabakh president, recently expressed the country’s tough stance on the Russian law-enforcement authorities’ decision to detain Hayrapetyan.
Poladyan had earlier said that depending on the circumstances, he might fly to Moscow to protect the businessman’s interests.
In today’s comments to Tert.am, however, he said Hayrapetyan’s friends have warned him against acting as a proxy.
Poladyan said they expect news later today, promising that the media would be duly notified of any development. He said they are trying to have Hayrapetyan hospitalized, as his condition has been recently reported to be deteriorating.
“That’s our main goal, as his health is the most important thing at the moment,” he added.
Hayrapetyan, who suffers from diabetes and cancer, has undergone chemotherapy in Paris after several surgeries in Los Angeles. His condition has deteriorated several times in Paris and Niece where businessman was alone with Poladyan.
Armenian News - Tert.am
Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:30 PM
Defense lawyers appeal against Armenian magnate’s arrest
Defense lawyers appeal against Armenian magnate’s arrest
July 21, 2014 - 15:12 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Defense lawyers for Levon Hayrapetyan, the Russian-Armenian businessman-philanthropist arrested in Moscow last week, have appealed against the law enforcement authorities' decision to keep their client behind bars, Tert.am reported.
“We appeal to the Moscow City Court to replace the ruling, because it is illegal and groundless,” lawyer Ruben Margaryan told the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.
Official charges are due this Thursday, July 24.
The 65-year-old businessman was detained over alleged links with a criminal group. Russian law enforcers also imposed a lien on his shares of $900,000 in the oil company Bashneft. Hayrapetyan refuses to plead guilty in money laundering case in which he is allegedly involved.
A testimony by Igor Izmestev, a former senator now serving a life sentence, is said to have led to Hayrapetyan’s arrest.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:57 AM
Levon Hayrapetyan's arrest beneficial for Turkic oil circles of Russia
14:18, 19.07.2014Region: Armenia, RussiaTheme: Politics, Incidents
YEREVAN. - The arrest of Armenian-Russian billionaire Levon
Hayrapetyan is beneficial for Turkic oil circles of Russia,
sociologist Aharon Adibekyan believes.
Hayrapetyan is "guilty" of claims for participation in the oil
business in Russia which is traditionally known for strong position of
Azerbaijanis and representatives of other Turkic nations, Adibekyan
"Although Russia is our ally, when it comes to money different rules
may work. The Armenians are traditionally getting an access to the
banking sector, construction, high technology, but not oil and gas.
This caused displeasure," Adibekyan told reporters on Saturday.
A Moscow court on Thursday sanctioned the arrest of Levon Hayrapetyan,
who is suspected of dirty money squandering and laundering. The court
granted the investigator's respective motion and set arrest until
September 15 as his restraining order.
Armenia News - NEWS.am
Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:30 AM
Charles Aznavour calls on Russin authorities to release Armenian businessman
14:15 | July 23,2014 | Politics
World renowned chansonnier Charles Aznavour has expressed his concerns
over the arrest of Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon
Hayrapetyan. The singer has also called on Russia to change
Hayrapetyan's restraint considering his ill health.
Charles Aznavour has met Levon Hayrapetyan many times and hails the
philanthropist's activities aimed at developing Artsakh and Armenia,
Artsakh Today reports.
Levon Hayrapetyan, a native of Karabakh known for his investments and
charity projects in his homeland, was detained in Moscow last week
over alleged links with a notorious Russian criminal gang. Russian
media immediately reported that Hayrapetyan is suspected of 'illegal
financial machinations' in an oil company purchase deal.
Hayrapetyan is expected to be officially charged on July 24.
Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:24 AM
Armenian authorities lie about Levon Hayrapetyan's citizenship
12:00 / 24.07.2014
The authorities are claiming that the Armenian philanthropist Levon
Hayrapetyan arrested in Moscow is the citizen of Russia that is why
they do not exert efforts to help him.
According to them, if he was the citizen of Armenia they would have
openly defended him. But it is a lie. Levon Hayrapetyan is citizen of
Armenia. He has an Armenian passport and is proud of it. The author of
this article has personally seen it few times. Levon Hayrapetyan has
dual citizenship: he has Russian and Armenian citizenship.
Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:49 AM
674 couples of Karabakh "Big Wedding" demanded to release Levon Hayrapetyan
17:30, 25 July, 2014
YEREVAN, JULY 25, ARMENPRESS-ARTSAKHPRESS. 674 couples, who participated in
Karabakh "Big Wedding", appealed to the competent authorities of the
Russian Federation, demanding to release businessman Levon Hayrapetyan. As
reports "Armenpress", the "Big Wedding" couples expressed hope that the
Russian law enforcement bodies will display an objective approach, in the
result of which the benefactor's innocence will be proved.
"We, the 674 couples of "Big Wedding", initiated by Levon Hayrapetyan in
2008, consider invaluable the great benefactor's
contribution to the development of Artsakh, displayed by both sponsoring us
and our children, and many other major projects. In the frames of "Big
Wedding" project 674 families were formed in Artsakh, and during almost 6
years' time around 1200 children were born. Being well aware of Levon
Hayrapetyan's high human values, we are convinced that the accusations
against him are groundless. We hope that the Russian law enforcement bodies
will display an objective approach, in the result of which the great
benefactor's innocence will be proved. Considering the investigation
process and revelation of truth as a matter of time, at this stage we
demand that the preliminary investigation body should immediately release
Levon Hayrapetyan from custody. Once released, in addition to providing
assistance to the preliminary investigation, he will have the opportunity
to improve his health condition, about which we are mostly concerned,"
reads the letter.
Previously it was reported that the Federal Security Service of the Russian
Federation arrested Russia-resident rich Armenian businessman Levon
Hayrapetyan. As reports "Armenpress" citing "Rosbalt", Levon Hayrapetyan
was detained on July 15 in Domodedovo Airport, where the airplane landed
The investigators transported the Armenian businessman to the Investigation
Committee of the Russian Federation under special surveillance, where he
was officially informed about the arrest.
The law enforcement authorities suspect Levon Hayrapetyan of having
connections with the band led by criminal authority Sergey Finagin.
Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:27 AM
Hetq.amHeritage Party Issues Statement in Support of Prominent Armenian Businessman Arrested in Moscow
Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:08 PM
Hayrapetian Faints in Detention Cell
Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetian being escorted by a guard at a Moscow court
MOSCOW—Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan, who was arrested in Moscow earlier this month, fainted in his detention cell on Wednesday morning, Artsakh Today reported. He was later revived.
His nephew, Gurgen Hayrapetian, said that Levon Hayrapetian is in too poor of a health condition to communicate with his lawyers. “It is inhumane to punish a man who is seriously ill. He is accused of an economic crime, but they treat him as though he killed someone and was caught in the act,” Gurgen Hayrapetian said, stressing that the detention should be transferred to house arrest as soon as possible.
Hayrapetian, 65, was arrested by Russian Federal Security Service officials on July 15. Last Thursday, a Moscow court allowed the businessman’s two-month imprisonment while investigators conduct a probe into his alleged criminal connections and involvement in some illegal financial dealings. Official charges against Hayrapetian are expected to be brought on July 24.
Hayrapetian is considered to be one of the wealthiest Armenians in the world. He is known to have invested millions of dollars into developing Nagorno-Karabakh’s infrastructure and renovating the area’s historical-cultural monuments. His charity included a mass wedding for hundreds of Karabakh couples in 2008 and sponsorship of the construction of a military college in Martakert.
Posted 31 July 2014 - 10:37 AM
Online petition in support of jailed Armenian businessman launched
12:44 * 29.07.14
An online petition expressing support to Levon Hayrapetyan, the
Russian-Armenian businessman-philanthropist detained in Moscow earlier
this month, has been launched on the international campaigning website
The appeal, addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, calls for
urgent measures to release the businessman, the state news agency
"Levon Hayrapetyan is an elderly man who suffers from diabetes and
recently survived a stroke. He cannot remain in detention for health
reasons, as he needs permanent medical assistance that can be provided
only in freedom. Amendments introduced to the Russian Criminal Code
under [current Prime Minister] Dmitry Medvedev's presidency prohibited
detaining an individual over an economic crime committed in the course
of entrepreneurial activity. The amendments apply to Hayrapetyan's
case as well. In all countries across the globe, a person is
considered innocent unless his/her guilt has been proven," reads the
Over 4,000 people joined the petition as of 11:50 Yerevan time.
Hayrapetyan was detained at Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport
upon his return from Monacco on July 15. Two boxes of packaged bullets
were confiscated from his office later the same dame. The
Investigative Committee of Russia later submitted a motion for
detaining the businessman.
Law enforcement sources told the media that Hayrapetyan was not in any
way involved the murders committed by criminal group his name was
associated with . The businessman is suspected of money laundering and
legalization of illegally obtained assets. The illegal transaction is
claimed to have been carried out during the sale of Sistema JFSC to
Bashneft. The inquest reportedly revealed that Hayrapetyan received
huge sums from the deal. The businessman does not admit any complicity
in the affair; his lawyer was earlier reported to have appealed the
arrest. No court ruling is available as of now.
Official charges against Hayrapetyan were brought on July 24. Several
Russia-based Armenian organizations recently expressed support to the
businessman. The residents of Vank (Nagorno-Karabakh), Hayrapetyan's
native village, have also launched a petition in protest against the
Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:41 AM
No grounds for Levon Hayrapetyan's arrest, say lawyers (video)
17:03 | August 1,2014 | Politics
There are no reasonable grounds for the arrest of Armenian businessman
and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan, says lawyer Nikolay
Baghdasaryan. Today he publicized the information provided by
Hayrapetyan's lawyer. It turns out that the Russian authorities
initiated a case against the businessman on the basis of the testimony
given by a life termer and are trying to prove Harpatetyan's alleged
connection with a crime committed in 2000-2003, which the lawyer says
In the meantime, Vahan Shirkhanyan, a former defense minister of
Armenia, continues to insist that Hayrapetyan's was schemed.
Hayrapetyan was arrested in Moscow on July 15 and is charged with
Posted 02 August 2014 - 12:37 PM
moskwain himqer petq chen Levin in dzerpakalelu hamar. uzzum en dzerpakalum en. te Levonits ench en uzzum da arden djvar che haskanal..
Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:40 AM
We can't expect anything else from these savages!
The Armenian earlier taken hostage has been killed in Azerbaijan
The resident of Armenia’s Chinarli village Karen Petrosyan who had crossed the border into Azerbaijan and was taken hostage has died, as reported by Azerbaijani news media.
Haqqin.az cites the announcement of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence according to which Karen Petrosyan has died of heart failure in Baku. The same source also notes that the causes of death are being investigated in Gyanja regional centre of forensic investigation.
According to the source the International Committee of Red Cross has been informed about Karen Petrosyan’s death.
It must be noted that in Azerbaijan Karen Petrosyan was presented as a saboteur.
Yesterday a video footage was released in which Karen Petrosyan was supposedly being interrogated. The video only makes it clear that he had been subjected to grave torture and was giving positive answers to Azerbaijani soldiers’ imperative questions.
Armenian mass media had reported that Karen Petrosyan was a resident of Chinarli village and yesterday had entered the neighbouring village forest to fetch wood. Most probably Petrosyan lost his way and found himself on Azerbaijan’s territory. This was also confirmed by the information initially spread in Azerbaijani mass media. Hazzin.az namely wrote http://haqqin.az/news/27741 that Karen Petrosyan had knocked on one of the doors of an Aglubar village house and asked for tea. After that the villagers caught him and handed him to army officers.
There are all the reasons to conclude that Karen Petrosyan died as a result of torture he was subjected to by Azerbaijani soldiers during the night, which means that they killed him in Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defence. It is strange that according to the received information he died in Baku while the autopsy is being conducted in Gyanja.
Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:41 AM
ARMENIAN MFA OFFICIAL ON ARMENIAN CAPTIVE'S DEATH: BARBARISM HAS NO LIMITS
15:47 08/08/2014 >> POLITICS
"Not the first time, but captured #Armenian villager's dead in
#Azerbaijan. Barbarism has no limits! Targeted condemnation&criticism
is a must!" Tigran Mkrtchyan, head of the Press, Information and
Public Relations Department of Armenian Foreign Ministry, wrote on
Twitteron Friday regarding the news of the "sudden death" of Armenian
citizen Karen Petrosyan taken captive in Azerbaijan on Thursday.
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