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Zaruhi Mejlumyan

Man Who Delivered Food to Yerevan Armed Group to Remain in Pre-Trial Detention

Armenia’s Court of Appeals today rejected a petition to release Artur Sargsyan, charged with aiding and abetting the Sasna Dzrer group that seized a Yerevan police building on July 17, from pre-trial detention.

Sargsyan, on July 26 managed to get through a police cordon and deliver food to the armed group members holed up in the police building.

Sargsyan has pleaded innocent to the charges. His lawyer, Davit Gyurdjyan, says that delivering food cannot be construed as “aiding and abetting”.