Today, on February 13, members of the Yerkir Tsirani faction of the Yerevan Council of Elders brought to the Council session containers filled with sludge and liquid taken from the territory of Nubarashen Community. Such step of the members of the faction was aimed at drawing the attention to the drastic issue of wastewater discharge in Nubarashen area. An incident took place during the Council sitting while submitting the existing problem. During the incident a disproportionate force, that is, physical and psychological violence against Marina Pogosyan, the member of the Yerkir Tsirani faction, was used by the people in the session hall, including the representatives of RPA faction, members of the Yerevan Council of Elders. As a result of the clash, some members of the Council need medical assistance.
This is, in fact, a gross violation of ethical norms and principles of civilized cooperation, and also demonstrates the frivolous behavior of Council members towards the population of Yerevan.
At the same time, it is not clear from the publications in the press that members of the Yerkir Tsirani faction pursued a direct purpose to damage the Mayor of Yerevan and other members of the Council of Elders.
The Armenian Lawyers Association expresses its concern over the incident, condemns it and urges the relevant authorities to study all the circumstances of the incident objectively and thoroughly and provide the necessary legal assessment.