YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


POLICE IMPEDES THE ACTIVITY OF “NOYAN TAPAN” CORRESPONDENT

On the evening of March 12, a shooting took place in “Triumph” cafe of Yerevan,
in which five visitors were wounded. The representatives of law and order bodies,
arriving at the site of the incident, hampered the activity of “Noyan Tapan”
news agency correspondent, Armenak Chatinian. As the journalist said, his press
card was crumpled by the police and his camera snatched away. Armenak Chatinian
was transported to the police department of Center community of Yerevan and
released only four hours later. He got his camera back but without the film
containing the shots at the site of the incident.