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Kosh Inmate Found Hanged in Prison Lavatory

An inmate at Kosh penitentiary in Armenia's Aragatsotn region was found hanged in a jail lavatory on November 30 at around 5 pm, Gor Ghlechyan, a spokesman for the Justice Ministry's Penitentiary Department, told News.am. There were no signs of violence on the corpse, the official said.

Robert Grigoryan, 31, was serving an eight-year sentence for theft and handling stolen goods, as well as forcing a minor into committal of a grave crime, accompanied with involvement of the minor into an organized crime group.

News.am reports that a criminal case will soon be launched on charges of inciting suicide.