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Reporter Threatened, Chased in Sevan

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YEREVANRFE/RL Armenian service correspondent Narine Ghalechyan was threatened and chased by a man while reporting on safety standards at Armenias liquefied gas stations on Aug. 14.

Police officers inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. (Photo: RFE/RL)

The young man turned on the reporter when she approached one such station in Sevan, a town approximately 35 miles north of Yerevan, and began filming, according to the RFE/RL Armenian service report.

I switched off and hid the video camera to prevent him from damaging it but kept holding the microphone in a visible way, which was enough for him to understand that Im a journalist, then ran away and got in the car, Ghalechyan said. I told him not to approach me or I will call the police, which made him even angrier. He reached for the cars door, which I already locked. When he realized that the door is locked, he started kicking and punching it.

Ghalechian then headed to a police station and reported the incident to senior officers there. The man was brought into the police station for questioning later in the day. Police officers also inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. They pledged to hold the violent man accountable.

Armenias Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender), Arman Tatoyan, was quick to express concern at the incident. A statement by Tatoyans office said he has formally appealed to the Armenian police to conduct an investigation.


YEREVANRFE/RL Armenian service correspondent Narine Ghalechyan was threatened and chased by a man while reporting on safety standards at Armenias liquefied gas stations on Aug. 14. Police officers inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. (Photo: RFE/RL) The young man turned on the reporter when she approached one such station in Sevan, a town approximately 35 miles north of Yerevan, and began filming, according to the RFE/RL Armenian service report. I switched off and hid the video camera to prevent him from damaging it but kept holding the microphone in a visible way, which was enough for him to understand that Im a journalist, then ran away and got in the car, Ghalechyan said. I told him not to approach me or I will call the police, which made him even angrier. He reached for the cars door, which I already locked. When he realized that the door is locked, he started kicking and punching it. Ghalechian then headed to a police station and reported the incident to senior officers there. The man was brought into the police station for questioning later in the day. Police officers also inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. They [...]
YEREVANRFE/RL Armenian service correspondent Narine Ghalechyan was threatened and chased by a man while reporting on safety standards at Armenias liquefied gas stations on Aug. 14. Police officers inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. (Photo: RFE/RL) The young man turned on the reporter when she approached one such station in Sevan, a town approximately 35 miles north of Yerevan, and began filming, according to the RFE/RL Armenian service report. I switched off and hid the video camera to prevent him from damaging it but kept holding the microphone in a visible way, which was enough for him to understand that Im a journalist, then ran away and got in the car, Ghalechyan said. I told him not to approach me or I will call the police, which made him even angrier. He reached for the cars door, which I already locked. When he realized that the door is locked, he started kicking and punching it. Ghalechian then headed to a police station and reported the incident to senior officers there. The man was brought into the police station for questioning later in the day. Police officers also inspected the damaged car used by the RFE/RL crew. They [...]
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