Friday, 21 September

MP Khanoumyan Attacked Outside Artsakh Parliament; Taken By Car and Beaten



In a brazen midday assault outside the NKR parliament in Stepanakert, a group of eight men dressed in military uniforms attacked Hayk Khanoumyan, an Artsakh MP with the National Renaissance Party, and manhandled him into a waiting car.

Tigran Grigoryan, a member of the Executive Body of the National Renaissance Party, told Hetq that MP Khanoumyan was then driven to towards the village of Khantzakh where he was beaten by some twenty individuals.

His attackers then stuck Khanoumyan in a taxi and he was driven back to Stepanakert, the NKR capital.

Khanoumyan is now in a local hospital with several broken ribs and a broken nose.

Grigoryan says that Khanoumyan’s attackers were wearing military dress and that some of the seven cars in the convoy that whisked the MP away had official license plates. Some cars had no plates at all.

Grigoryan says the attack is linked to the recent activities of the National Renaissance Party and to internal political processes.

It seems that yesterday there was a rally yesterday in Stepanakert and a march on the presidential office.

Grigoryan points an accusing finger at NKR President Bako Sahakyan, the supreme upholder of the constitution.

“They beat MPs opposite the parliament, even in the presence of reporters. This means that there is no government. We have no government, just a group of thugs, who are merely terrorizing citizens and MPs. They are trying to terrorize the populace by beating them,” said Grigoryan. 


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Comments (5)
1. Berge Jololian21:30 - 6 June, 2016
In the eyes of the International community, this type of behavior puts Artsakh at the same level as Azerbaijan. This is the second time that this sort of beating takes place. A sure rapid way to lose sympathy for Artsakh self determination argument seeking independence.
2. Jay05:46 - 7 June, 2016
Did Khanoumtan pay for the taxi ride back to Stepanakert or the attackers did? Just curious.
3. ԱՆԳ ԱՌԵՔ! ՈւՇՔԻ ԵԿԵՔ! 10:16 - 7 June, 2016
Ծեծողներին անմիջապես պետք է պատժել! Ցույց ու միտինգները դադարեցնել՝ պատերազմական վիճակ է! Ս. Բաբայանին պետք է ընդգրկել ռազմական խորհրդի մեջ ու կոնկրետ գործ տալ՝ եթե կամենում է: Եթե ոչ, ապա պահանջել որ ելույթները դադարեցնի:
4. Qam11:30 - 7 June, 2016
Planned to go Artcakh but NO, will not help totalitar regime to reproduct hisself!
5. Վեհարի11:33 - 7 June, 2016
Եթե Հայաստան պետության մի գավառը հանդիսացող Արցախը վեր են ածում չգիտեմ ինչ ավազակային կազմավորման ապա տվյալ պարագայում կառավարությանը և օրենքների երաշխավորը պարտավոր են անհապաղ հրաժարական տալ: Այս ավազակները ամեն ինչ անում են, որպեսզի Հայկական պետությունը թուլացնեն և վաճառեն:
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