Over 60 people in Yerevan arrested on illegal arms possession

Armenia Materials 27 July 2016 15:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27


Over 60 people suspected of illegal arms possession, were detained in Yerevan July 26 by police near the building of police station seized by an armed group, RIA Novosti reported July 27 citing the press service of Armenian police.

The report said also that one of the detainees had a homemade gun.

“He has been detained and an investigation is being carried out,” said the press service. “Other detainees have been released.”

The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.