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YEREVAN. – Artur Sargsyan, a.k.a. the Food Provider, has died at “Armenia” Medical Center in capital city Yerevan.

Arsen Grigoryan, deputy director of the hospital, confirmed this information by Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Artur Sargsyan, who was charged with aiding the Sasna Tsrer armed group, was released from prison on December 31, 2016, since he had an illness that was incompatible with imprisonment. 

On February 9, however, he was arrested yet again.

Subsequently, Sargsyan went on hunger strike, and demanded that his preventive measure of arrest be commuted.

Several days ago, and with a written guarantee by several dozen MPs, he was released from prison and immediately taken to hospital.

A few days ago, he had left the hospital on his own volition. But had been hospitalized again, on Wednesday evening. He did not regain consciousness after his surgery.

The Sasna Tsrer armed group took over a police patrol regiment building in Yerevan, took hostages, but later surrendered, in July 2016. 

On July 26, Artur Sargsyan had broken through a police wall with a vehicle loaded with food, and delivered food to members of this armed group.

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