12 February 2019, 20:54

Prisoner goes on hunger strike in Armenia

Aram Khachikyan, sentenced to life imprisonment, is seeking a review of his case, the spokesperson of the Armenia's Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has reported.

The prisoner has gone on a hunger strike today, Nona Navikyan, the press secretary of the MoJ's Penitentiary Department, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

According to her story, Aram Khachikyan was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder committed in 2006 in Yerevan and is seeking a review of the verdict.

So far, the "Caucasian Knot" has no comments from Khachikyan's representatives.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in 2018, seven life-term prisoners in Armenia declared an indefinite hunger strike asking for pardon.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 12, 2019 at 03:36 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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