BAKU: Armenian asylum seekers on hunger strike

Armenian asylum seekers on hunger strike

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
May 20 2004

The two Armenian nationals, Roman Terian and Artur Apresian, who
came to Azerbaijan on April 7 fleeing Kocharian’s regime, announced
on Monday that they had started a hunger strike.

Terian and Apresian, who aspire to emigrate to a third country with
the assistance of international organizations, began the strike after
the Baku Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees rejected
their request.

In explaining this decision, the office said that if it granted the
request, other individuals might try to emigrate from Armenia in the
same way.