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YEREVAN. – Former political prisoner Suren Sirunyan could vie for a majority National Assembly seat in Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections, Aravot daily writes.   

“In an interview with Aravot, Sirunyan confirmed our information, and added that he will take that step in one case. [But] Sirunyan does not yet disclose what that case is. ‘I will tell when the nominations begin.’ Sirunyan had recently petitioned to [the European Court of Human Rights] ECHR to withdraw his [former] petition. He was sentenced to prison following the events [in the capital Yerevan] on March 1, 2008. At present, he has disagreements with the [opposition Armenian National Congress] ANC. Formerly, Sirunyan was the chief of security of [former Internal Affairs Minister] Vano Siradeghyan,” Aravot writes.

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