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YEREVAN. – The case into the well-known incident that occurred at a recent meeting of the capital city Yerevan municipal council is going in an interesting course, according to Zhoghovurd (People) newspaper of the Republic of Armenia (RA).

“This case has been transferred from the Kentron [Central] Investigative Department to the Investigative Department on Special Key Cases of the RA Investigative Committee.

“None of the RPA [ruling Republican Party of Armenia] members of the [Yerevan] Council of Elders has yet received a notification to appear before the investigative department and give testimony.

“But the Council of Elders’ RPA member Edmon Kirakosyan, whom [opposition Yerkir Tsirani (Apricot Country) Party’s municipal council faction member] Marina Khachatryan had accused of committing sexual assault against her [, thereby] explaining her slap [to him], twice gave explanations at the RA Police. Kirakosyan, in turn, also had slapped Khachatryan.

“Kirakosyan denied, in every way, the intention of sexual assault attempt,” wrote Zhoghovurd.

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 was a stench in this district of the capital city of Armenia.

They attempted to take these jars of dirty water to 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 filed a petition with the police regarding this incident.

A criminal case has been filed into the incident.

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