YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


COURT REGISTRARS TORE PHOTOJOURNALIST’S JACKET

On February 11 at the court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash
of Yerevan during the court session on the case of the former RA General Prosecutor
Gagik Jangirian (charged with violence against representative and attempted
seizure of power) an incident between court registrars and journalists occurred.
According to the free-lance photojournalist Gagik Shamshian, upon the instruction
of Judge Zhora Vardanian the court registrars suggested that the journalists
leave the courtroom. As Gagik Shamshian said, during the argument that arose
between journalists and court registrars, the head of the latter ones Artur
Pilosian tore Shamshian’s jacket. As YPC was informed by Gagik Shamshian, on
the same day, he gave written explanations on the incident at the police of
Kentron community, and his jacket was admitted for technical assessment to determine
the damage made.