YPC Weekly Newsletter

2014

NOVEMBER 10-16

JOURNALIST WAS INVITED TO SIS BECAUSE OF HER CALL TO A PROTESTER

On November 11, Lusineh Khachatrian, correspondent of Epress.am, was invited to the Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia. According to Epress.am, the person who invited the journalist to SIS explained that she had called someone named Emma Sahakian from her personal cellphone, and that SIS wished to clear up the reason of that call.

Lusineh Khachatrian responded that she would show up at the SIS only if she receives an official notice. Later, the SIS representative called again. This time the journalist was asked to come to their office in person and to take her notice “not to waste time”. Lusineh Khachatrian refused to come and insisted that she would show up in SIS only after the notice is sent to her, writes Epress.am.

Epress.am reminds also the story of Emma Sahakian, the woman who was contacted by Lusineh Khachatrian. Emma Sahakian is continuing her sit-in in front of the RA President’s Office for quite a long time now. She is protesting against the expropriation of her apartment. Epress.am has covered her story many times and interviewed her.