Nubarashen prisoners continue hunger strike demanding better living conditions

PanARMENIAN.Net – Reports saying that the prisoners of Nubarashen jail have stopped their hunger strike are not true to fact.

As a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter learned from a reliable source, Sergey Movsisyan, Manuk Semerjyan, Sergey Petrosyan and Arsen Arushanyan are resolved to continue the hunger strike unless relevant institutions or representatives of international organizations come to meet their demands.

As to 66 other prisoners, they ceased the hunger strike yielding to numerous threats.

As it turned out, recently the jail administration welded iron bars inside the cells a meter far from the window, what psychologically suppresses the prisoners, who were deprived of the possibility to approach the window. The reason behind the decision was an escape attempt by one of the prisoners during a walk.

Besides, the prisoners have serious health problems and many of them need dietary food. However, the administration continues to neglect all calls to improve the living conditions.

Relatives have been barred from bringing uncooked vegetables or grains.

As a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter was told, 15 people died because of inhuman living conditions last year.

“No assistance in rendered until the health state of a sick prisoner grows desperate. Moreover , there is no necessary medical equipment in the prison,” the source said, adding that letters sent by the relatives do not reach the recipients.

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