Sasna Tsrer member Pavel Manukyan released on bail
October 10, 2018 - 16:40 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Pavel Manukyan, a member of the armed group that stormed a police department in July 2016, was released from prison on Wednesday, October 10.
Sasna Tsrer (Daredevils of Sassoun) stormed a Yerevan police patrol department in mid-July 2016 and took everyone inside hostage. They demanded the release of opposition leader Jirair Sefilian and the resignation of then President Serzh Sargsyan. Throughout the following days, the group released the captives one by one. After negotiations that lasted a little over two weeks, the gunmen agreed to surrender to law enforcement bodies. Three police officers were killed during this period.
Manukyan was released on AMD 1 million ($2000) bail, Factor.am reports.
Manukyan, who was in prison in the past two years, had gone on a hunger strike to protest against his arrest.
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