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Police of Armenia have disseminated a statement over beating of two civic activists Haykak Arshamyan and Suren Saghatelyan.
The Police press-service reported that certain Suren S. called the police at 10:20pm on September 5 and reported that he was attacked and beaten up by 6-7 unknown persons on the Ter-Gabrielyan and Yeznik Koghbatsi streets in Yerevan. The same day, approximately at 11:30pm the University Hospital No.1 reported that Haykak A. was hospitalized with poly-traumas after he was beaten up in Yeznik Koghbatsi Street. Suren S. was taken to the same hospital with the same diagnosis. Investigation is ongoing.
To recall, another young activist Arman Aleksanyan was attacked by a group of 10-15 unknown on Mashtots Ave. He got numerous traumas and applied to the police. A series of attacks on the activists picketing the Yerevan Municipality for already 42 days started on August 25. The activists demand dismissal of Henrik Navasardyan, Head of the Municipal Transport Department, and Misak Hambarstoumyan, Director of YerevanTrans Company.
Activists staging a sit-down protest in front of the Yerevan Municipality were beaten up by a group of 7 unknown people on August 25. The unknown attacked activists Mihran Margaryan and Babken Ter-Grigoryan, stole the latter's phone and passport and demanded the activists to stop the protest against their 'fathers.' The activities applied to the police. No criminal proceedings were initiated on the fact yet. Three days ago, the son of Henrik Navasardyan driving drunk approached the picketers and insulted them. The head of the Yerevan Police told RFE/RL Armenian Service that Navasardyan's car was in the scoring area and there are no legal consequences of the insulting behavior yet.