YPC Weekly Newsletter

2004


CASE OF ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS ON APRIL 5 SENT TO PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

On May 5 the press-service of the RA General Prosecutor’s Office reported that by the order of the General Prosecutor Aghvan Hovsepian the criminal case on the violent acts against media representatives during the opposition rally on April 5 is passed to the authority of Yerevan Prosecutor’s Office. The proceedings were instituted by the RA Police on Article 258 (“Public Disorder”) of the RA Criminal Code. As it has been reported, on April 5 journalists were assaulted by a group of "strong guys”, when they tried to shoot them throwing eggs at the rally participants. As a result the media and their representatives incurred physical, material and moral damage (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, April 2-8, 2004).