Bread bringer’s relatives to be allowed to witness forensic examination

Bread bringer’s relatives to be allowed to witness forensic examination

YEREVAN, March 17. /ARKA/. The Armenian Investigation Committee’s Yerevan division has already launched an investigation into Arthur Sargsyan’s death.  

Artur Sargsyan, 49, known across Armenia as ‘bread bringer’, a man who brought meals to the members of Sasna Tsrer armed group as they seized a police building in July, died Thursday the Armenia Medical Center.

Arthur Sargsyan’s death escalated the situation in Yerevan, which was already tense ahead of the parliamentary election, and sparked protests.  

Artur Sargsyan  was first arrested last August and released in December.

He was arrested again in February 2017, allegedly for not showing up after being summoned to a case hearing.

The bread bringer was released from pre-trial detention on bail only on March 8 after MPs from some political parties filed a petition to the Prosecutor General saying they would guarantee that Sargsyan would not flee.

Before his last release, Arthur has been on hunger strike for 25 days. 

The prosecutor general and the health ministry released their preliminary official statement on Arthur 

Sargsyan’s death saying he died from cardiopulmonary failure. 

The prosecutor office received instruction to clarify circumstances of his death.  

Relatives of Sargsyan and the specialists chosen by them will be allowed to be present at forensic examination, if they want. --0---  

12:08 17.03.2017

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