Action of "Apricot Country" triggers brawl in Yerevan's Council of Elders, February 13, 2018, Still picture of video posted by user Factor tv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWpEv1VdDQ4

13 February 2018, 18:46

Action of "Apricot Country" triggers brawl in Yerevan's Council of Elders

At today's sitting of the Council of Elders of Yerevan, activists of the "Apricot Country" brought cans with samples of sewage water taken from an open area near Nubarashen Prison, but were physically abused in the brawl with their colleagues.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 12, residents of Yerevan blocked the road leading to the Nubarashen Prison and demanded to repair the prison sewer system, complaining about the unbearable stench and unsanitary conditions.

Marina Khachatryan and Sona Agekyan, members of the Council of Elders from the "Apricot Country", trying to draw authorities' attention to the problem, wanted to put the cans with samples of sewage water onto the table of Taron Margaryan, the Mayor of Yerevan, but their counterparts from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) blocked their way, and then forced them out of the hall, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

The "Apricot Country" Party has stated that in the course of the brawl its members in the Council of Elders were physically abused, and the party now intends to apply to law enforcement bodies.

Zaruhi Postanjyan, the head of the faction of the "Apricot Country" in the Council of Elders of Yerevan, has noted that "they only wanted to show the Mayor Taron Margaryan in what conditions people live near Nubarashen Prison, and what stench there is."

Marine Khachatryan, a member of the "Apricot Country", told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that several RPA members of the Council of Elders attacked her at the moment when she wanted to give the above cans with the sewage water from Nubarashen to Taron Margaryan. According to Khachatryan, she was hit several times on her head.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

May 20, 2018 20:14

  • Attack on church in Grozny is the 20th IS' attack in Northern Caucasus

    The attempt to capture believers in the Chechen church has reminded by its style the actions of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court. This is stated by the analysis of similar incidents since 2015, prepared by the "Caucasian Knot" after the attack in Grozny. This conclusion was confirmed today by the IS* itself, which claimed responsibility for the 20th time for attacks committed in Northern Caucasus.

May 20, 2018 19:14

  • Soldier shot dead in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Gamlet Grigoryan, a soldier of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), received a mortal gunshot wound under unclear circumstances, the NKR's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported today.

May 20, 2018 18:18

  • IS claims responsible for attack on church in Grozny

    The Caucasian branch of the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization, banned in Russia by the court, has claimed responsibility for an attempt to capture believers in the Grozny church, where seven people perished.

May 20, 2018 10:15

May 20, 2018 08:14

News archive