ArmInfo. Armenian Committee on Investigations conducts a case to discover the circumstances of death in respect to Arthur Sargsyan,who deliverered food to the members of Sasna Tsrer Group seized the Police Patrol building in Yerevan in July 2016. According to the statement of SonaTruzyan, the press secretary of Armenian Committee o on Investigations, published at her FB page, a medical expertise is assigned to be implemented, and all the documents and files regarding Sargsyan's treatment were withdrawn from the hospital.
"According to the instruction of Armenian Investigation Committee Head, the authorized body will give an opportunity to Sargsyan's family or to experts proposed by them to participate in the works of medical experts within the limits of current regulations," the statement reads. The information on Sargsyan's death caused protesting actions against law enforcement authorities. During the demonstration, initiated in the center of the city, claims were made for justice and for punishment of all the persons responsible for what happened.
Protestants demanded the Prosecutor General designation, and stated their intention to start a 24-hour sitting strike, demanding the designation of President. They called people to come tomorrow to the Freedom Square and to express their astonishment with this tragic incident. Valeri Osipyan, the Deputy Police Chief of Yerevan, called people not to escalate the situation. According to him, within several days the Prosecutor General's office will come out with a statement. "It is not a time for such events now," Osipyan tried to calm down people.
To recall, Artur Sargsyan was accused of facilitating the actions of the group "Sasna Tsrer". Sargsyan was arrested and then released under a subscription, as he suffered from a number of serious diseases incompatible with his being under arrest. However, on 9 February he was arrested again because of "violation of the conditions of execution of the preventive measure". After that, Sargsyan went on a hunger strike, his health deteriorated every day. On March 16, he was taken to the clinic in extremely serious condition.