Beaten journalist refused to give police testimony
31.05.2009 15:18 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ According to the statement released by Armenian
National Congress (ANC), Parliament MP Levon Sargsyan has today broken
into polling station 9/1 and ordered his bodyguards to remove from
there journalists Gohar Veziryan (`Tchorrord Ishkhanutyun'), Tatev
Mesropyan (`Hayq') and Marine Kharatyan (`Zhamanak Yerevan'). `The
MP's bodyguards beat media representatives and seizing their
dictaphones and mobile phones' ANC activists say in the statement. ANC
also reports that journalists intend to report the incident to the
According to available information, Gohar Vardanyan, who was called to
RA Police to give testimony, refused to answer law enforcers'
questions. `I consulted with my lawyer who informed me of my
constitutional right of not reporting the incident to the police. I
followed his advice and refused to answer policemen's questions,' she