ArmInfo. A protest commemorating Artur Sargsyan began in the square of "Liberty". Several hundred people gathered in the square.
Sargsyan died the day before after a 25-day hunger strike. The law enforcement bodies began an investigation on the death of Sargsyan. At the request of Sargsyan's relatives, a medical forensic examination will be conducted with the participation of international experts.
In connection with the death of Sargsyan, many political forces of the country made statements, including the ruling Republican Party, expressing sympathy to his relatives and friends. Some political forces stopped pre-election campaign as a sign of mourning, radical oppositionists accused the authorities of the incident.
To note, Artur Sargsyan was accused of assisting the activities of the Sasna Tsrer group, which captured the regiment of the patrol service in Yerevan in July 2016. On his private car he broke through screens and delivered bread and water to the rebels. Sargsyan was arrested, and then under pressure from a group of Armenian Parliamentarians, he was released under a subscription, as he suffered 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, and refused to take appropriate medical care, his health deteriorated every day. On March 16, in extremely difficult condition, he was taken to the clinic, where he died.