Sunday, July 31, 2016

Armed Men Who Seized Armenian Police Station Surrender Ending 2 Week Stand-off

The Independent: Armenia stand-off over as all 20 gunmen occupying police station surrender

The two-week stand-off left two police officers dead and several wounded on both sides

The Armenian security service has said all 20 gunmen remaining inside a police compound in the capital have surrendered, ending a two-week standoff.

A group of 31 men seized the building in Yerevan on 17 July, demanding the release of Jirair Sefilian, an opposition leader and former military commander, who was arrested in June.

Sefilian has strongly criticised Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan and is unhappy about the way the government has been handling a long-running conflict between pro-Armenian separatists and the breakaway Azeri region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The group had lambasted the government of the former Soviet republic and urged people to protest to force the president and the prime minister to step down.

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More News On The End Of The Stand-off Between Police And Armed Men In Armenia

Armed men who seized Armenian police station surrender -- Reuters
Armenia police station siege ends as 20 gunmen surrender -- AFP
Armenia: All 20 gunmen at police compound surrender, standoff is over -- AP
Armenia gunmen surrender after seizing police station -- BBC
Gunmen surrender in Armenia police station siege -- DW
Remaining Gunmen In Armenia Standoff Surrender -- RFE
Two-week standoff ends in Armenia as gunmen surrender -- Al Jazeera
Armenia standoff over: Members of armed group lay down arms -- Public Radio Of Armenia

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