Minister of High-Tech Industry of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan resigned. This happened after an incident with the use of violence against journalist Paylak Fakhradyan, who found the official in a cafe during working hours.
“As a citizen of Armenia, I consider it unacceptable to use violence by an official against a citizen, we must move forward towards a society where there is no violence,” Arshakyan emphasized on his Facebook account.
The official attacked a journalist in one of the Yerevan cafes, the incident happened on March 18, writes TASS. After the incident, a media employee published a video of the minister hitting him several times.
Hakob Arshakyan headed the Ministry of High-Tech Industry since October 2018.