The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia considered it unacceptable to block journalistic activities of ArmDay.am news website journalist Paylak Fahradyan. Any person who has committed such offense must be brought to justice.
The reporter said that Zoya Martirosyan, director of the Shatin community medical center in Vayots Dzor region, did not like his questions, and Zoya Martirosyan, her sister and son-in-law, Arthur Stepanyan, Karagluhkh community head, tried to seize the journalist’s camera and locked him in the room, requiring to delete the contents of the carrier. The journalist reported the police about the crime.
On the basis of information on obstruction of the journalist’s activities, the Defender’s Office initiated a discussion procedure on its own initiative to obtain information on the course and outcome of the measures taken by the law enforcement agencies. The RA Human Rights Defender Office reports.