Armenian political prisoner dies after 44-day hunger strike

Sat 26 Jan 2019 12:44 GMT | 16:44 Local Time

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Inmate Mher Yeghiazaryan, who was vice-chairman of Armenian Eagles: United Armenia party and who was on a hunger strike for 44 days, has died Saturday morning at the Nubarashen penitentiary in capital city Yerevan.

At around 6:15 am, an ambulance was called to the prison because 51-year-old Yeghiazaryan’s health had sharply grew worse, the Public Relations Department of the Penitentiary Service informed Armenian And at around 6։35am, he was pronounced dead.

An investigation is underway on this incident.

A forensic medical examination has been commissioned.

As reported earlier, a case of large-scale fraud was exposed in Armenia. It was found out that, from February 2014 to October 2018, Armenian Eagles: United Armenia party vice-chairman Mher Yeghiazaryan, who was also the person in charge of news website, had misused the trust in him by several people.




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