Defendants Begin Hunger Strike

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The defendants in the "Trial of 31" began a hunger strike at Noubarashen prison Monday.

The word of the hunger strike was reported to the press by defendant Manvel Yeghiazarian’s defense attorney Vova Hakhverdian. According to the attorney–the defendants in the case went on the hunger strike in protest of the court’s prolonged method of handling the case.

The defendants said that the hunger strike will conclude if–and only if the session scheduled for Monday goes forward as scheduled.

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