Investigating Journalists’ Statement

A1 Plus | 15:07:13 | 13-04-2004 | Politics |


On Tuesday, Investigating Journalists organization came up with a statement
condemning violence committed by the police past night against Haykakan
Zhamanak newspaper reporter Hayk Gevorgyan and Russian ORT TV channel’s
cameraman Levon Grigoryan.

Deputy Police Chief Hovhannes Varyan personally snatched a camera from Hayk
Gevorgyan’s hands, Levon Grigoryan was brutally beaten and his camera broken
by the police, the statement says.

“We demand Armenian authorities to stop violence against journalists and
bring to justice those hindering their work as well as to pay compensation
for the damage inflicted”, the statement says.