Armenian presidential candidate is being interrogated

NEWS.AM
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 News-NEWS.am.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am 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.