Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Nana Martirosyan
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.