Armenian presidential nominee Hayrikyan taken to hospital with gunshot wound
YEREVAN, February 1. /ARKA/. Candidate for Armenia’s president, head of National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan has been taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.
Armenia mass media reported that he was wounded in the center of Yerevan, Tpagrichneri street, where he lives, around 23:30 yesterday.
Spokesman of Armenia’s police Armen Malkhasyan told Novosti-Armenia that the circumstances are under investigation.
Hayrikyan was a well-known dissident in Soviet times.
Armenian presidential elections will be held in Armenia on February 18.
Eight nominees are running for Armenia’s president: current president Serzh Sargsyan, former prime minister and leader of Freedom party Hrant Bagratyan, former foreign minister and head of Heritage party Raffi Hovhannisyan, famous Soviet dissident and leader of National Self-Determination party Paruyr Hayrikyan, ex foreign minister of Karabakh Arman Melikyan, political scientist and head of Radio Hay Andrias Ghukasyan, philologist Vardan Sedrakyan and leader of National Consent party Aram Harutinyan. –0--