YEREVAN, May 17. /ARKA/. Gari Galeyan, the father of Mkhitar Galeyan, who was martyred in the 6-week war in Artsakh in the autumn of 2020, denied a report by the daily ‘Haykakan Zhamanak’ alleging that he and other members of “Call of Sons” NGO tried to kidnap today Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s son Ashot.
“We saw Ashot Pashinyan when we were leaving the administrative court building on Garegin Nzhdeh Street. Gayane Martirosyan, the mother of another killed soldier Zhora Martirosyan, approached Ashot Pashinyan and said: get in my car, we will go to Yerablur military cemetery for you to see what your mother and father did. There was no violence; he quietly opened the door and got in. I didn’t say a word to him, and did not even touch him” Galeyan said.
He also denied ‘Haykakan Zhamanak’s’ report that Ashot Pashinyan was injured when he jumped out of the car and was hit by the car driven by another member of the organization.
“He and Zhora’s mother were in the car. On the way, Ashot opened the door and jumped out. I slowed down so he wouldn’t get hit by my car. After that Ashot ran away. After all, there are cameras, let them see what happened,” Ghaleyan stressed.
Earlier ‘Haykakan Zhamanak’ daily, which belongs to the Prime Minister’s family, reported that today, at about 15:00 Ashot Pashinyan was kidnapped outside his home. The newspaper said the kidnappers were members of Call of Sons NGO, who made Ashot Pashinyan get into their car, but he managed to jump out. After that he was hit by another car.
“As a result, his leg was injured. while the members of the NGO fled the scene,” the daily said.
Later, it emerged that some members of the NGO were detained by police.