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  • by Nana Martirosyan

  • Friday, January 10, 13:31

Leader of Tseghakron  Party Shant Haroutiunyan has ended hunger strike, but he is still at  "Hospital for Convicts" Penitentiary, the Criminal Executive  Department of the Justice Ministry told ArmInfo.

According to the source, later today the Department will decide  whether to leave Haroutiunyan at hospital or move him to the  Nubarashen Penitentiary. 

To recall, Shant Harutyunyan was arrested following the 5 Nov 2013  developments in Liberty Square. The clashes in Liberty Square started  at 5:30 PM when the demonstrators came across a police cordon. The  police say that the demonstration was not sanctioned. As was reported  earlier, the demonstrators were moving to Mashtots Park, when Shant  Harutyunyan tried to cross the street against the traffic lights. The  police's attempt to stop him ended in a skirmish. Harutyunyan was  detained. Some demonstrators began blowing up bottles with gasoline.  Earlier Shant Harutyunyan organized a picket in Liberty Square. He 
stood there with a poster saying "I am Declaring a Revolution!" A  total of 37 people were detained, 14 of them were arrested.

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