Tuesday, October 8 2019 13:54
Ani Mshetsyan

IC:Four people were involved as suspects in the case of an attack on  Yerevan "Hayeli" press club

IC:Four people were involved as suspects in the case of an attack on  Yerevan "Hayeli" press club

ArmInfo. The Investigative Committee (IC) of Armenia conducts investigative measures to identify circumstances in the case of obstructing the professional activities  of the Yerevan "Haeyli" press club (Mirror - Ed. note).

According to the press service of the IC, on October 5 a video  appeared on the social network in which a group of people threw eggs  at the wall of the "Hayeli" press club, fixed it with posters and  stated that they would not allow the work of this media. Young people  said that representatives of the press club disseminate  pro-Azerbaijani information.

In connection with this incident, a criminal case was opened in the  Armenian police under article 164 (Obstruction of the legitimate  professional activities of a journalist) of the RA Criminal Code.

The above four young people are being held as suspects in the case,  and a written undertaking not to leave was chosen as a measure of  restraint. Necessary investigative steps are taken to identify all  the circumstances of the case.

It should be noted that the head of the press club, Angela Tovmasyan,  stated that the attack was related to her opposition position, as  well as to the position of the authorities in connection with the  situation with her brother Hrayr Tovmyasyan.  Ombudsman of Armenia  Arman Tatoyan also commented on the incident, saying that attacks on  the media are unacceptable.

To recall, the ruling "My Step" faction initiated a process to  terminate powers of the Constitutional Court's President Hrayr  Tovmasyan. Parliament has already approved the corresponding draft  law, which has been submitted to the Constitutional Court. Members of  the Constitutional Court will decide whether Tovmasyan will leave the  post or not.

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