Protesting students declare hunger strike in Yerevan

Protesting students declare hunger strike in Yerevan

Five of the Yerevan university students, who have refused to attend classes in protest of the bill that curtails the right of military deferment in Armenia, have declared a hunger strike, 'For the Development of Science' initiative member Davit Petrosyan, who is also among these students that have gone on a hunger strike, said.

"The objective of the hunger strike is the fight against public apathy as well as the bill that limits the right to deferment. Our objective is just, pacific," News.am cited him as saying.

The hunger strike is being held in a lecture hall at Yerevan State University.

The bill on Military Service and the Status of Military Servicemen proposes to considerably limit the right to deferment in Armenia.

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