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YEREVAN. – Armenian activist has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for participation in mass riots, the court ruled on Tuesday.

Ararat Khandoyan is a brother of Arayik Khandoyan, a member of Sasna Tsrer armed group that took over of a police patrol regiment building in Yerevan, took hostages, but later surrendered, in July 2016.

The prosecutor was asking four years in jail.

Ararat Khandoyan welcomed his sentence by applauding and laughing in the court. Those present at the trial were chanting “it’s a shame”.

 

 

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