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Opposition group seizing police station in Yerevan not going to surrender

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Armenian opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan has entered a police station in Erebuni community, Yerevan, seized by an armed group of radical opposition leader Jirair Sefilyan.

As EADaily’s correspondent reports, Pashinyan has said that the group consists of 25-26 people. They are urging a government reshuffle, are not going to surrender and are ready to respond in case police decides to raid. They are calling to release all political prisoners including Jirair Sefilyan, Shant Harutyunyan and Volodya Avetisyan.

The MP says that one of the attackers was wounded in his head, but he is not going to turn for medical aid. Pashinyan says that six or seven people are kept hostages inside the building, including Valery Osipyan, Deputy Head of Yerevan City Police, and Deputy Head of Armenian Police Vardan Yeghiazaryan.

The National Security Service of Armenia has announced talks are held with the attackers to make them surrender.

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