20 հուլիս, 2017 20:37

Daredevils of Sassoun: The Hostage Crisis in Yerevan as It Developed

On July 17, 2016, armed gunmen stormed a police station in Yerevan, took several hostages, and demanded the resignation of President Serzh Sargsyan and the release of all political prisoners. The gunmen called themselves “Sasna Dzrer” (Daredevils of Sassoun, the name referring to a medieval Armenian epic). The hostage crisis lasted two weeks before the gunmen’s surrender. Three policemen were killed.  CivilNet wraps up the developments of the two-week crisis.