Armenian Police Target Journalists In Violent Crackdown

by: Ron Synovitz | Radio Free Europe

Press freedom in Armenia has come under direct attack by police in Yerevan — with accredited journalists being beaten and detained, and their equipment destroyed.

 

The violence on June 23 targeted reporters, photographers, and video crews who had documented the way police used water cannon and batons to disperse a three-day old street protest in Yerevan against electricity price hikes.

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