YPC Weekly Newsletter

2010


A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE ON THE INCIDENT IN FRONT OF RA PROCURACY

 On April 13 the investigator of Kentron Police Department of Yerevan informed the free lance journalist Gagik Shamshian about the withdrawal of the investigation on the case of the incident, which took place on February 24, 2010 in front of the RA Procuracy building. The case was dismissed in the absence of corpus delicti in the actions. Besides, Gagik Shamshian was told that with regard to the same incident criminal proceedings on charges of false denunciation were instituted against him. As it has been reported, on February 24 before the beginning of the session of the RA Procuracy Collegium a dispute occurred between Gagik Shamshian, who was shooting in the street, and investigator of the General Investigative Department of the Police. Later, while providing medical assistant to the journalist, it turned out that his eardrum was injured. Criminal proceedings on Articles 164 (“Impeding the legitimate professional activities of journalist”) and 118 (“Beating”) of the RA Criminal Code were instituted (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, February 19-25, 2010).