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Zaruhi Mejlumyan

Artur Sargsyan, "Bringer of Bread", Dies

Artur Sargsyan, nicknamed the “bringer of bread” for taking food to members of the armed Sasna Dzrer group who seized a Yerevan police building last July, died today while being treated at the Armenia Medical Center.

Arsen Sargsyan, Artur’s brother, confirmed the news to Hetq.

Earlier today, Hetq reported that Artur Sargsyan was listed in serious condition and on a respirator after being operated on last night.

The deceased had been on hunger strike for 25 days.

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

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

Sargsyan was released from pre-trial detention on March 8 after MPs from several political parties petitioned the Prosecutor General saying they would guarantee that Artur Sargsyan would not flee if released

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