Members of National Democratic Pole detained in Armenia

Members of National Democratic Pole detained in Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - Member of the board of the National Democratic Pole Varuzhan Avetisyan has been detained in Armenia, the party said in a statement Saturday, May 28.

“Other prominent members of the Sasna Tsrer rebel group have also been detained, the party said in a small statement.

The group known as Sasna Tsrer (named after the Armenian epic "Daredevils of Sassoun") stormed a police patrol department in summer of 2016 and took everyone inside hostage. In 2021, one of the members of the group, Armen Bilyan, was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years in prison. The court also handed jail terms to the other members of the group.

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