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20.06.2018 | freedom of speech

The Chief of Police, charged with hindering a journalist`s work, has been suspended

The Chief of Police, charged with hindering a journalist`s work, has been suspended
The journalist of the Union of Informed Citizens NGO Tirayr Muradyan has been subjected to violence on three occasions in a year, during of which his professional activities were hindered and he was recognized as a victim in all three incidents.

In his interview with us Tirayr Muradyan informed that the well-known Zibiliks case that was dismissed, will again be resumed. Muradyan was recognized as a victim in this case too.

Tirayr Muradyan said that up to recently the investigative body had not been able to figure out who had been involved in the violence against him near the government building # 3 during the “velvet revolution.”

In his words, when the investigative committee discovered the identity of one of the persons who committed violence against him, the case was sent to the Special Investigative Service.

“It turned out that this police officer, as I learned from the press, was Suren Torosyan from the 7th police department. He was charged under Article 164 Part 1 of the RA Criminal Code. As for the other, I do not know his identity,” said Tirayr Muradyan adding that he has not known what kind of measures and operations have been carried out regarding the inactivity of police officers on that day.

Tirayir Muradyan informed that progress in the case occurred when the case was sent to the Special Investigative Service from the Investigative Committee and when he was summoned to the interrogation, and several days later Suren Torosyan was charged.

As to the incident involving Kotayk chief of police Arsen Arzumanyan, the SIS has charged him with Article 164, Part 2 of the RA Criminal Code. The case was sent to the supervising prosecutor to verify the legitimacy of the charge and send it to the court.

Tirayr Muradyan mentioned that the process of this case was very fast and the relevant bodies worked well. Colonel Arsen Arzumanyan`s powers have been suspended.

Tirayr Muradyan told us that, if the investigation of the case occurred in the times of the previous regime, he was sure, it wouldn’t proceed quickly and it is unlikely it would have the same result as today.

“I want to underline that both incidents involving police officers happened before Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation.”

We learned from Tirayr Muradyan’s lawyer Grisha Balasanyan that the investigator has announced that the case involving Kotayk region chief of police has come to its end, but the lawyer does not have any information on whether the case has been sent to the court or not.

"It is determined that chief of police Arsen Arzumanyan`s actions are indisputable since the video records clearly demonstrate that he has hindered professional work of the journalist," added Grisha Balasanyan.

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The Chief of Police, charged with hindering a journalist`s work, has been suspended 20.06.2018 | freedom of speech

The Chief of Police, charged with hindering a journalist`s work, has been suspended

The journalist of the Union of Informed Citizens NGO Tirayr Muradyan has been subjected to violence on three occasions in a year, during of which his professional activities were hindered and he was recognized as a victim in all three incidents.


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