December 12
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YEREVAN. – A criminal case has been filed into the incident that occurred at a recent session of the Yerevan Council of Elders.

The criminal case is filed on charges of beating and hooliganism.

The count on beating specifies a fine of maximum 100 times of the minimum wage, or imprisonment for up to two months.

And the count on hooliganism stipulates a fine of maximum 50 times of the minimum wage, or imprisonment for up one month.

A brawl took place at the Yerevan municipal council session on February 13.

Opposition Yerkir Tsirani (Apricot Country) Party faction members had brought along jars of sewage from Nubarashen, and as a result of which there is a stench in this district of the capital city of Armenia.

They attempted to take these jars of dirty water to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, in order to give it to him.

But the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) faction members attempted to prevent them, which caused a scuffle.

Also, several RPA members hit Yerkir Tsirani member Marina Khachatryan and pulled her hair. 

Later, Khachatryan stated that she was also sexually harassed during this incident, and that is why she had slapped RPA member Edmond Kirakosyan in the face.

Both the Yerkir Tsirani and the Yerevan Municipality representatives had filed a petition with the police regarding this incident.

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