Criminal case opened over attack on Armenian politician

Criminal case opened over attack on Armenian politician

Noyan Tapan news agency
23 Apr 04


The investigations directorate of the central police department has
instituted criminal proceedings into the beating of a member of the
political council of the Armenian Socialist Forces and the Union of
Intellectuals, Ashot Manucharyan. An investigation is under way,
circumstances are being clarified, the press service of the Armenian
Police has told a Noyan Tapan correspondent.

Ashot Manucharyan was beaten up near the office of the council of
elders of the forum of intellectuals at about 1300 [0800 gmt] on 22
April. As a result, Manucharyan received severe injuries and was taken
to the Nor-Nork emergency hospital where he was operated on. Doctors
assess his condition as non-life-threatening and stable.

The criminal case was instituted under Article 113 of the Armenian
Criminal Code “premeditated damage to health of medium severity”.