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Ara K. Manoogian is a Burbank resident, a human rights activist; investigative journalist, has announced hunger strike demanding US President Barack Obama to retract his congratulations to incumbent president of Armenia. The journalists went on hunger strike on Burbank, where Congressman Adam Schiff's office is located.
Manookian says that according to WikiLeaks, the U.S. Government is well aware that Serzh Sargsyan is one of the most corrupt leaders among Post-Soviet republics. As Armenia's #1 oligarch, he has manipulated the country's laws and rigged elections in order to control at least half of Armenia's most lucrative sectors and enterprises. "I shall continue my hunger strike until U.S. President Barack Obama retracts his congratulations, which legitimize the official Armenian Presidential election results, skewed in favor of the corrupt incumbent, Serzh Sargsyan, and ignoring popular sovereignty as a cornerstone of democracy," Manoogian says/
Starting February 19 Raffi Hovannisian, who took the second place in the presidential race, has been rallying against the official result of the election. On March 10 he announced a hunger strike till April 9, the day of the incumbent president's inauguration. Some representatives of the Armenian National Congress, ARFD, and representatives of over 20 NGOs have joined Hovannisian's movement called "Barevolution" ("Greetings Revolution").