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01 February 2019, 13:56

Prisoner goes on hunger strike in Armenia

On January 30, Vagarshak Avetisyan, sentenced to life imprisonment on murder charges, declared a hunger strike demanding a reconsideration of his criminal case and a meeting with the head of Armenian Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the "Tert.am" reported on January 31 with reference to inmate's relatives.

The MoJ has confirmed Avetisyan's hunger strike. He is supervised by a doctor, the "Tert.am" informs with reference to Nona Navikyan, the head of the Public Relations Division of the MoJ's Penitentiary Department.

Avetisyan was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of killing a taxi driver in March 2008. He refuses to plead guilty. He held his previous hunger strike in August 2018 and attempted suicide during it, the "news.am" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 1, 2019 at 08:14 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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