Today the last court hearing on Shant Harutyunyan and Others Case should have taken place in the Court of Appeal. The Presiding judge Arshakl Khachatryan said that he had a petition to present from the defender Inessa Poghosyan, after which he left for the retiring room.
ShantHarutyunyan said that he was sick, the judge tried to clarify whether the reference on the defendant’s health from the penitentiary was given. Shant Harutyunyan replied negatively. “How shall we know whether you are ill or not?” the judge said and asked the advocate to publicize the petition. But Inessa Poghiosyan insisted that her client’s health did not afford staying in the court room.
The court decided to call an ambulance to check and, if necessary, provide appropriate assistance to the defendant. “After that we shall go to the retiring room, and you’ll be able to deal with your health,” the judge said to Shant Harutyunyan and declared a break. The ambulance has already arrived.