Мы, члены Гражданской Платформы Солидарности (ГПС), другие правозащитные
НПО и правозащитники крайне озабочены угрозами в адрес ведущих кыргызских
правозащитниц Толекан ИСМАИЛОВОЙ и Азизы АБДУРАСУЛОВОЙ в связи с их
участием в Совещании ОБСЕ по человеческому измерению 2016 и призываем к
принятию немедленных и эффективных мер для обеспечения их безопасности.
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office
ЗАЯВЛЕНИЕ ЧЛЕНОВ ГРАЖДАНСКОЙ ПЛАТФОРМЫ СОЛИДАРНОСТИ В ОТНОШЕНИИ УГРОЗ КЫРГЫЗСКИМ ПРАВОЗАЩИТНИЦАМ ТОЛЕКАН ИСМАИЛОВОЙ И АЗИЗЕ АБДУРАСУЛОВОЙ
STATEMENT BY MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC SOLIDARITY PLATFORM REGARDING THREATS AGAINST KYRGYZ HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS TOLEKAN ISMAILOVA AND AZIZA ABDURASULOVA
We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other human rights NGOs and
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor received an alert from citizens stating that during non-party candidate for Head of Shahumyan village Vahe Araratyan’s meeting with voters, Levon Dallakyan, senior specialist, Hrayr Sosyan, deputy head and Ashot Mkhitaryan, logistics manager at the village municipality, went to the meeting participants and tried to provoke them.
On August 23, 2016, the General Jurisdiction Court of Shirak marz (region) announced at an outgoing court hearing the judgment on the Avetisyans family murder case by which Valery Permyakov, a serviceman at the Russian military base № 102 located in Gyumri accused of the murder was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Prosecutor instructed to resume proceedings on the case of Mkhitar Sargsyan, who died at detention facilities, only 2 month after its suspension
We have reported before that on September 8, 2016, Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor and representative of the victim’s successor, appealed the investigator’s decree on suspending due to absence of any identified accused person the criminal proceedings on causing Mkhitar Sargsyan, who died at detention facilities, to commit a suicide.
No criminal proceedings initiated on obstructing attorneys’ activities; the decision is based on clarifications of police officers
HCA Vanadzor has already reported that after the seizure of the RA Police patrol and guard service by ‘Sasna Tsrer’ group, on July 17, 2016, in the morning, Hasmik Evoyan, along with other members and supporters of the ‘Founding Parliament’ was apprehended in Vanadzor without any grounds and kept at the RA Police Bazum division in Vanadzor town for almost 18 hours.
On September 15, 2016, the RA Court of Criminal Appeals, presided by Judge G. Melik-Sargsyan, examined the appeal filed by Tanya Hakobyan, attorney of Hrant Mazmanyan, former officer of the RA National Security Service, against the judgment of the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan city, RA, dated March 17, 2016. Note that the court found H. Mazmanyan guilty of the act under Article 309(1) of the RA Criminal Code and exempted him from criminal liability based on the expiry of the limitation period.
As reported before, HCA Vanadzor monitors the local elections campaigns in Vanadzor and Gyumri; under the monitoring, the observers also attend meetings with voters.
Forensic medical examination questioned the hypothesis that M. Sargsyan who died at detention facilities might have committed suicide
As reported before, the criminal case initiated on causing Mkhitar Sargsyan, who died at detention facilities in March, to commit a suicide was suspended by the decision of investigator G. Mkrtchyan of June 30, 2016. The investigator supported his decision by the fact that during the preliminary investigation into the case all the possible procedural actions were taken, but they identified no person to be involved in the case as a defendant.
The prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment is enshrined in a number of regional and universal instruments.
PECULIARITIES OF POLICY APPLIED IN RELATION TO DRUG USERS IN ARMENIA. MAIN GAPS AND NEED FOR AMENDMENTS
The goal of the current study is to analyze the policy applied in relation to drug users in the Republic of Armenia, to assess the efficiency of the policy, to draw parallels with the principles put forth by international organizations and expertise of other countries, to evaluate the opportunities of introduction and application of international best practice in the Republic.
List of police officers who illegally deprived RA citizens of liberty, beat them and committed violence against them, judges who made apparently politically motivated rulings on detention and officials and public and political figures who directly sponsored these illegal actions within July 17-31, 2016
Goal: to promote development of anti-discrimination culture in the RA. The Project aims to assist in developing anti-discrimination approaches among the RA police officers.
Goal: support for execution of the Organization’s strategy.
To defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk in Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine
Goal: to defend human rights and provide support to human rights defenders at risk.
Goal: to develop the professional capacities of young lawyers in providing legal advice and legal representation on human rights violation.
Monitoring RA Special Investigation Service Activities for Investigating Ill-Treatment/Torture Cases
Goal: to develop control mechanisms to monitor the Special Investigation Service activities as a guarantee for effective investigation into ill-treatment/torture cases.