Urgent! 5 were beaten

Today, December 27, 2009, at around 5:30 pm, in the courtyard near the buildings at Toumanyan and Nalbandyan streets (“Boxi Hayat”), HAK youth activists for Nikol Pashinyan’s election campaign were approached by a small gang of undesirables, who demanded that the youths stop their election campaigning. When the gang’s illegitimate demand was denied, they attacked the youths, beating them with their fists and with metal pipes.

Vahagn Gevorgyan, Sahak Muradyan, Sargis Gevorgyan, Tevos Matevosyan and Sergey Gasparyan were transported to a hospital with varying degrees of bodily injuries (mostly with lacerations and contusions, the result of blows by metal objects). Vladimir Karapetyan, representative of the central office of the HAK, also suffered injuries at the scene.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by ՀԻՄԱ / HIMA, Ani Wandaryan. Ani Wandaryan said: Report in English on today's beatings of youth activists in #Armenia http://bit.ly/6amJbU #yerevan #civilrights #pashinyan /via @himaarmenia […]

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    This post was mentioned on Twitter by himaarmenia: Urgent!!! 5 were beaten http://bit.ly/6amJbU (English) #armenia #yerevan #civilrights #pashinyan…

  3. […] Five youth activists who were campaigning for political prisoner Nikol Pashinyan’s election campaign were beaten with fists and metal pipes and left with lacerations and contusions as a result, according to HIMA! youth initiative. […]

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