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Ailing Man To Appeal Balloon Blast Conviction

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

An unemployed man blamed by the authorities for last May’s shock explosion of thousands of balloons during a campaign rally in Yerevan has decided to appeal against a one-year prison sentence given to him by an Armenian court last month.

Serob Bozoyan, who is suffering from cancer, said late Thursday that his condition has deteriorated in recent weeks and that he is in urgent need of medical treatment which he would hardly be able to receive in jail.

A district court in Yerevan court ruled on October 17 that Bozoyan, who sold the gas balloons to organizers of the rally held by the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), is the only person responsible for the blasts that injured scores of people. The 54-year-old was found guilty of manufacturing and selling goods not meeting safety standards.

Armenian News

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