No announcement yet.

Armenian activist's brother detained in Georgia

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Armenian activist's brother detained in Georgia

    Armenian activist's brother detained in Georgia

    June 29, 2013 | 12:15

    YEREVAN. - Georgian law enforcers on Friday detained the brother of
    Armenian activist Vigen Chakhalyan.

    Information about detention of Armen Chakhalyan was confirmed for
    Armenian by the head of civil movement `Multinational
    Georgia' Arnold Stepanyan.

    A scuffle broke out between Armenian youth on Friday evening, he said.
    It involved a group of 150-160 Armenians, including underage.

    `The guys called Armen Chakhlayan as he has authority with young
    people of Ninotsminda and Akhlkalaki, asking him to pull them apart.
    Police was at the scene when he arrived. Chakhalyan and his 30 friends
    were detained and transported to Akhaltsikha,' he said.

    According to rumors, Chakhalyan was detained in an attempt to exert
    pressure on his brother for him not to be so active in his social and
    political activities.

    `New government's approach to the Armenians of Javakhk is similar to
    that of Saakashvili. New authorities continue Saakashvili's policy on
    national minorities,' Stepanyan added.

    Gruziya Online agency was the first to report about Armen Chakhalyan's arrest.

    News from Armenia -

    From: Baghdasarian