Hrant Safaryan - Justice for Journalists

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Hrant Safaryan

Affiliated media: Iravunk newspaper , Journalist

Incident date: May 30, 2022

Attack type:

  • Non-fatal attack / beating / injury / torture

Who attacked: Authorities

Source: Taguhi Tovmasyan's Facebook page

Location: Armenia, Yerevan

Additional information:

During the dispersal of a protest rally organised by the radical opposition in front of the third building of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in Yerevan, the police used physical violence against the correspondent of the Iravunk newspaper Hrant Safaryan, hitting him and throwing him to the ground. In the course of the clash, the law enforcers assaulted the editor of the YerkirMedia.am news website Vahe Sargsyan and tried to take him to the police station. Both journalists were carrying out their professional duties covering the protest.