On the ballot day of RA National Assembly elections, May 6, at about 11.00 at 12/33 precinct of Erebuni electoral district of Yerevan a young man impeded the professional duties of Elina Chilingarian, correspondent of Armenian Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. As Elina Chilingarian informed YPC, she was shooting the crowds gathered at the precinct, when a man approached her, hit her hand and tried to take the videocamera. The journalist addressed to Erebuni Police of Yerevan. According to Elina Chilingarian, on May 8 the Erebuni Police informed her that it has identified the attacker and criminal proceedings are instituted on charges of Article 164 of RA Criminal Code (“Impeding the legitimate professional activities of a journalist”).
As www.aravot.am, news portal of “Aravot” daily reports, on May 6, at about 10.00 at 5/11 precinct of Davidashen electoral district of Yerevan a young man obstructed Nelly Babayan, correspondent of “Aravot”, while she was taking photos with her cell phone. The incident was settled when after a while the mobile was returned to the journalist.