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 Tuesday, July 18 2017 02:52

Marianna Mkrtchyan

Supporters of the Sasna Tsrer group gathered in Freedom Square a year  later

Supporters of the Sasna Tsrer group gathered in Freedom Square a year  later

ArmInfo.Several dozen supporters of the "Sasna Tsrer" group, who captured the building of the regiment of the patrol and guard service of the RA Police in the  Erebuni district of the capital on July 17, 2016, gathered at Freedom  Square a year later.

Supporters intend to hold a march in support of the imprisoned  members of the Sasna Tsrer group. However, there is no specific  information about the route of the march yet.

To recall, an armed group of supporters of the oppositionist, the  hero of the Karabakh war Zhirayr Sefilyan "Sasna Tsrer", on July 17,  2016, seized the building of the patrol and guard service of the RA  Police in the capital district of Erebuni. The armed group of 30  people demanded the resignation of President Serzh Sargsyan and the  release of Zhirayr Sefilyan, who was arrested for setting up an  organized group to seize strategic buildings, as well as for illegal  possession of weapons. During the capture of the PPS regiment and  subsequent events, 46 people were injured, of which 26 were police  officers. Three policemen - Colonel Artur Vanoyan and ensigns Gagik  Mkrtchyan and Yuri Tepanosyan - were killed, ten at various times  were held by the group, and seven - gunshot wounds of varying  severity. Among the hostages were the deputy head of the Armenian  police Vardan Yeghiazaryan and the deputy head of the Yerevan police  department Valery Osipyan. Seven of the affected civilians are  paramedics. The group members laid down their arms on July 31. At the  moment, the investigation has been completed for 32 accused. They are  charged with a number of articles of the Criminal Code: "murder,"  "illegal acquisition and carrying of weapons," "seizure and  complicity in the seizure of hostages, as well as buildings,  structures and vehicles," "deliberate destruction of property," theft  with illegal entry into storage or room". 

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