Petrosyan sentenced to 12 years

Petrosyan sentenced to 12 years

The Moscow District Military Court on Thursday sentenced businessman Aram Petrosyan, who seized a Citibank office in downtown Moscow last year, to 12 years in jail, TASS reports.

The court ruled to find Petrosyan guilty of hostage-taking in respect of two or more persons with the use of an object as a weapon (Article 206.2 of the Criminal Code) and carrying out a terrorist attack (Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code). Petrosyan will be granted credit for the days in custody.

During the hearing of arguments, the state prosecutor asked the court to sentence Petrosyan to 13 years in a strict regime colony.