Information on the course of preliminary investigation into criminal proceedings initiated on interfering with ‘Lori’ TV editor-in-chief Narine Avetisyan’s professional journalistic activities17:07, October 11, 2017 | News, Own news
On September 28, 2017 the lawful professional journalistic activities of journalist Narine Avetisyan, editor-in-chief of ‘Lori’ TV Company, were obstructed by use of violence on the bridge adjacent to St. Astvatsatsin Church in Vanadzor town.
On the same day, a crime report on the incident was filed with Taron Division of RA Police Vanadzor town Department and T. Tadevosyan, Investigator for High-Profile Cases at the Lori Marz (Regional) Investigative Department, RA Investigative Committee, made a decision on initiating criminal proceedings under Article 164(1), RA Criminal Code.
Under the said criminal case, Narine Avetisyan was declared victim and Arthur Sakunts, Chairman of HCA Vanadzor, and Syuzanna Soghomonyan, lawyer at the Organization, were declared victim’s representatives.
Within the preliminary investigation into the criminal case, the investigating body decided to assign a forensic medical examination and a forensic computer and technical expert examination.
On October 3, 2017 the victim’s representatives filed with the investigating body motions on taking a number of investigative actions.
The investigating body has not made any decision on granting or rejecting the motions. Further information will be provided on the progress in the proceedings.