The Special Investigation Service (SIS) of Armenia has initiated a criminal case on the fact of resistance to activity of journalist Ani Gevorgyan and violence against her, the SIS told ArmInfo.
Gevorgyan applied to the SIS informing that on 12 February police officers tried to seize her camera, detained her and inflicted bodily harm.
The incident happened in Mashtots Ave on 12 February in the evening. The police detained correspondent of Chorrord Ishkhanutyun newspaper Ani Gevorgyan and operator of iLur.am Sargis Gevorgyan when they were making a video story about the activists urging people to join the action of protest, to be held on Mar 1 2014 in memory of the victims of the Mar 1 2008 events. In the police department the chief hit the woman in the face and seized and destroyed the video.