Parliament Member Mushegh Movsisian Passes Away

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian parliament member Mushegh Movsisian–48–died on Saturday after months of treatment for heavy injuries he sustained earlier this year in an automobile accident.

Born in the Aygek village of Etchmiadzin–Movsisian was a physical training instructor–before he left for Mountainous Karabagh to fight against Azeri troops. He served as a community leader in his native village from 1994 to 1996–and was subsequently elected to parliament.

In late 1999–Movsisian was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the 1999 Armenian parliament shootings. After spending seven months in prison–he was released on June 5–2000–when a court ruled that the claim used to detain him was groundless.

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