The lawyer of an inmate of "Nubarashen" penal institution called the hotline of Armenia's Human Rights Ombudsman, saying that the prisoner sewed up his own mouth and went on a hunger strike. In his words, the man, who has health problems, took these actions in protest of the improper medical aid given to him.
Employee of the Ombudsman's Rapid Response Group David Davtyan along with two representatives of NGOs cooperating with the Rapid Response Unit Suren Iskandaryan and Hasmik Sahakyan went to "Nubarashen" penal institution and had a face-to-face talk with the inmate. The employees of the rapid response group familiarized themselves with his problem and suggested submitting an application to the Human Rights Ombudsman in order to take action on the problem.
Then the members of the rapid response group met with the head of "Nubarashen" penal institution. As a result the prisoner was transferred to the penal institution's aid post, after which he ended the hunger strike and removed the stitches.