WE MUST OVERCOME ATMOSPHERE OF IMPUNITY REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST REPORTERS - EXPERT

April 30, 2013 | 16:47

YEREVAN. - Pressure on journalists grows with the escalation of
political situation in the country, said the chairman of the committee
on protection of freedom of speech.

Ashot Melikyan pointed at one case of violence against a journalist
was registered on the day of presidential elections.

"We have already registered two cases ahead of the Yerevan municipal
elections," he said during debate on "Violence against journalists
during the election period".

"We must overcome atmosphere of impunity in our country. Police have
recently taken some measures but we need to watch their actions in
order to understand whether these are not actions of a purely formal
nature," he concluded.

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