Arzumanian Hayotsian Attacked

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–In the evening of March 25 at the Holsten Cafe–ANM Chairman Aleksander Arzumanian–former Armenian foreign minister–and Vahagn Hayotsian–a second convocation parliament deputy–member of the same party’s board–were ruthlessly beaten and taken to an Armenian Internal Affairs Ministry section. Regardless of Hayotsian’s critical condition–the victims were left for several hours in the section. Hayotsian was then taken to a hospital.

In response to a Noyan Tapan correspondent’s question–ANM member Andranik Hovakimian indicated that the details of the incident have not yet been clarified–and the victims now undergo medical examination. According to him–Vahagn Hayotsian received serious traumas and is now at the Erebuni Medical Center.

The case will be overseen by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Center and Nork-Marash communities. No other information was released about the incident by the Public Relations Department of the Internal Affairs Ministry.


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