ArmInfo. From the square "Liberty", a procession began in memory of Artur Sargsyan. Participants of the procession demand to bury Sargsyan in the pantheon of "Yerablur".
They also demand bringing to justice the Minister of Justice Arpine Hovhannisyan, Prosecutor General Artur Davtyan, as well as all the investigators who sentenced Sargsyan to arrest, which indirectly led to his death. Hundreds of participants marching chanting "Artur!", with his photos moved to the building of the government in order to read out their demands there.
Prosecutors from Prosperous Armenia, Oganyan-Raffi-Oskanian bloc, ex-Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian and Armen Martirosyan, as well as well-known actor Grant Tokhatyan are taking part in the march.
It was decided to every evening at 18:00 from the square of freedom to organize a procession. The son of arrested oppositionist Shant Harutyunyan Shagen Harutyunyan leads the procession.
Sargsyan died yesterday 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 the light of the death of Sargsyan, many political forces of the country made statements, including the ruling Republican Party, expressing sympathy for 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 actions 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 Parliamentarians, he was released under a subscription, as he suffered a number of serious diseases incompatible with his 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.