The editor of Armenia’s Hetq.am publication was attacked on November 17, 2008. A YouTube.com¬†shows Edik Baghdasaryan, one of the few Armenian journalists to openly investigate corruption and human trafficking, in fresh wounds. In the video, Edik says in Armenian that an expensive camera was damaged during the attack.

An Armenian article on Hetq gives more details. Here is my quick translation:

“On November 17, [2008], at 8:00 p.m., two unknown individuals on Byuzand street [in Yerevan] next to Vernisaj open market attacked Edik Baghdasaryan, president of Investigative Journalists NGO and editor-in-chief of Hetq online weekly. As the two individuals pushed Edik around, a third person threw a stone at Edik’s head, causing serious injuries. Attackers tore apart Edik Baghdasaryan’s clothing, which was not later found in the area. They [the attackers] stole Edik’s photo camera. Emergency and one policeman arrived per eyewitness request. Edik Baghdasaryan was transferred to the hospital after receiving first aid. The journalist is having difficulties in pointing to possible reasons behind the attack, but he doesn’t rule out his professional work as the reason behind the incident.”

Update: Unzipped also has a post on the attack. I learned about the video from Oneworld.am blogger Onnik Krikorian’s Facebook profile.