Armenian minister’s son detained over alleged shootout

Armenian minister’s son detained over alleged shootout

Noyan Tapan news agency
5 Apr 04

YEREVAN

Hayk Aramyan, son of Minister of Town Planning Ara Aramyan, has been
detained on charges of involvement in an exchange of fire at a cafe in
Yerevan.

The press service of the Prosecutor-General’s Office has told an
Arminfo correspondent that he was detained under three Articles of the
Armenian Criminal Code: Articles 34-104 (attempt on life), 235
(illegal possession of weapons) and 258 (hooliganism). Aramyan is the
only one of those involved to be detained so far.

It should be noted that the shoot-out was committed at the cafe
Triumph in the evening on 12 March. As a result of the incident, five
people were injured.

[Passage omitted: minor details]

Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and Georgian President Mikheil
Saakashvili, who was on a visit to Yerevan, were in a cafe next to
Triumph, when the incident happened.

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