RealNews

Gunmen Target Former Armenian Parliament Deputy's Relatives

One nephew of former parliament deputy Ruben Gevorgian was killed on 25 June and a second seriously injured when unknown assailants ambushed and opened fire on their car in the western suburbs of Yerevan, Noyan Tapan and RFE/RL’s Yerevan bureau reported on 26 June. The car’s driver died of his injuries, as did a second passenger, a Defense Ministry staff member. A second nephew of Gevorgian was gunned down together with a friend outside Gevorgian’s mansion in November 2002. That incident was widely attributed to a business dispute between Gevorgian and a millionaire businessman, and investigators are looking into the possibility that the 25 June killings were the continuation of that dispute. “Hayots ashkhar” noted on 26 June that the previous day’s shooting was the fourth this month, and that two of the killings took place in broad daylight. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.