Zaruhi Mejlumyan

Yerevan Police Release 100 Detained Citizens, Says Yerevan Lawyer; Traces Remain

According to lawyer Ara Karagyuzyan, the above photo depicts Vaghinak Shoushanyan after being released from police custody last night.

Karagyuzyan says that Shoushanyan was illegally detained by police in a random round-up of citizens in Yerevan after yesterday’s seizure of a police building by armed members of a group calling itself Sasna Dzrer (Daredevils of Sasoun).

The lawyer says that police didn’t let him visit those detained for four hours.

Karagyuzyan says that some 100 detained citizens were eventually released last night.

Yesterday, Hetq reported that police detained people just milling about in Yerevan’s Liberty Square and environs.

The actual number of those detained yesterday remains unconfirmed.