Wednesday, January 10 2018 18:18
Ani Mshetsyan

"Sasna Tsrer" supporters blocked Arshakunyats Avenue roadway during  protest  

"Sasna Tsrer" supporters blocked Arshakunyats Avenue roadway during  protest  

ArmInfo. On the afternoon January 10, supporters of the Sasna Tsrer conducted a protest action in front of the building of the Criminal Executive Department of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia.  The protesters, in particular, demanded Armen  Bilyan and Smbat Barseghyan to be transferred into another  penitentiary institution Nubarashen.

Also, the protesters demanded a meeting with the head of the Penitentiary Department Artur Osikyan, however, the latter refused to meet. After some time, the protesters  decided to block the roadway of Arshakunyats Avenue - chanting "Sasna  Tsrer" and "Death to the regime" and "Do not let the members of the  Sasna Tsrer group die of hunger." However, police officers quickly  managed to force out the demonstrators from the roadway to the  sidewalk.

After the clashes, the protesters went to the court of general  jurisdiction of the Yerevan districts of Avan and Nor Nork, where a  hearing was to be held on the case of Sasna Tsrer.

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