Green Activist First Brought to Police, Then Set Free
Today, on 14 May, Yerevan State Linguistic University student, member of green civic initiatives Mikayel Nazaryan was taken to Chief Criminal Investigation Department. He was not presented any document or summons. It turned out he was invited for questioning as an eye witness on the case of blown up balloons in Republican Square at the concert of RPA on 4 May, which resulted in 154 people becoming victims. As Environmentalist-Lawyer Arthur Grigoryan told EcoLur, they were together with Nazaryan and several other activists in a distance of 10 meters from the place of explosion to hold a protest demonstration against the development of Teghout mine. “If among hundreds of people standing nearby the police selected activists who were much further and took them to police without any explanations and summons, it may be considered an indirect pressure on activists,” Grigoryan said. At present Mikayel Nazaryan has been set free.