YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS INSTITUTED FOR ATTACKING JOURNALISTS ON APRIL 5

Criminal proceedings are started on violence against media representatives during the opposition rally on April 5, RA Police press secretary Sayat Shirinian informed Yerevan Press Club. The journalists were attacked by a group of “strong guys” when trying to shoot the scene of egg throwing at rally participants (see detail in YPC Weekly Newsletter, April 2-8, 2004).

The proceedings were instituted on Article 258, Point 2 of RA Criminal Code ("gross violation of public order with extreme cynicism"). According to Sayat Shirinian, the case is in execution at RA Police investigation department.