01 December 2010, 22:30

Journalist Pashinyan, imprisoned in Armenia transferred to closed prison

In the evening on November 30, Nikol Pashinyan, editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Aikakan Zhamanak" (Armenian Time), one of the eleven still imprisoned opposition activists, was transferred from the prison "Kosh", located not far from Yerevan in the Aragatsotn Region, to the prison "Artik", located in the Shirak Region, in northern Armenia.

On December 1, the "Aikakan Zhamanak" wrote, with reference to Pashinyan's advocates Ovannisyan and Grigoryan, that the political prisoner was placed under another custody regime. In particular, according to the advocates, Pashinyan will be kept, for security reasons, in a solitary cell.

The information about transfer of Pashinyan to the "Artik" was confirmed by Vardan Sargsyan, head of this penal institution.

Author: Lilit Ovanisyan; Source: CK correspondent

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