Apr 1, 2021
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In Armenia, the minister who hit the journalist resigns

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.

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