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YEREVAN. – On Thursday evening, a total of 38 people were taken to police stations from Liberty Square and the surrounding area in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan, the Police informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.

The Police also informed that an administrative offense protocol was prepared against three others who were detained outside the Embassy of Russia in Yerevan.

In addition, guns were found in the possession of two people who were detained on Thursday evening, an investigation is underway, and all others, who were detained on Thursday evening, have been released.

As reported earlier, six members of the Avetisyan family—including a two-year-old girl—were shot dead, and a six-month-old baby boy was wounded in their house in Gyumri on Monday. Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in the city, stands accused in this crime. Permyakov was apprehended by the Russian border guards near the Armenian-Turkish border, and he was arrested on Wednesday. Valery Permyakov is held in custody at the Russian military base.

The Prosecutor General’s Office had said Permyakov will face justice under Russian law – a move that provoked wave of protests in Gyumri and Yerevan.

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