Forty-one of 51 convicts serving time for
capital crimes have gone on a hunger strike
at a state prison in the Nubarashen district
of Yerevan. The prisoners are demanding
a meeting with representatives of the European
Union, Council of Europe and the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe,
to protest changes in their sentences.
Specifically, the prisoners are demanding
that the overseeing bodies review their
cases, now that Armenia has done away with
the death penalty.