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Detention of defendant in Moscow metro coronavirus joke case upheld

15:47 05/03/2020

MOSCOW, March 5 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Thursday upheld detention of Karomatullo Dzhaborov, a pranker who allegedly played several coronavirus jokes in the Moscow metro, RAPSI was told in the court’s press service.

Dzhaborov stands charged with hooliganism.

On February 2, aboard a metro train the young man fell imitating a sudden stroke, according to investigators. Following that, his accomplices began crying that Dzhaborov suffers a dangerous virus infection whipping up panic among passengers, the Investigative Committee reported.

The defendant faces up to 5 years in jail if convicted. His attorneys insist that the pranker wanted to draw the society’s attention at the virus problem.


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Detention of defendant in Moscow metro coronavirus joke case upheld

15:47 05/03/2020 The Moscow City Court on Thursday upheld detention of Karomatullo Dzhaborov, a pranker who allegedly played several coronavirus jokes in the Moscow metro.
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