Armenian presidential candidate is being interrogated

February 02, 2013 | 18:46

YEREVAN.- At the moment presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan is
being interrogated by law enforcers, politician's nephew Vrezh
Zatikyan told Armenian

As Armenian informed earlier, an assassination attempt
was made against presidential candidate, opposition National
Self-Determination Union Chairman Paruyr Hayrikyan, on Thursday at
around 11:20pm in downtown Yerevan, in front of his home. Hayrikyan
was shot and hospitalized with a gunshot wound. He underwent a
successful surgery Friday morning, and a bullet - which was located in
the soft tissues of his right elbow shoulder - was removed.

A criminal case is opened in connection with the assassination attempt
against Paruyr Hayrikyan. It is launched on charges of carrying out an
assassination attempt against a statesman, political or public figure,
which - that is, the attempt - is carried out to end this person's noted
activities. This crime is punishable by imprisonment for 12-20 years,
or life in prison.

Police and National Security Service have formed a group to
investigate the case.