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Kazakhstan: Justice must prevail for torture victim Rasim Bayramov

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In December 2014, Kostanay City Court ordered the Department of Internal Affairs of Kostanay region to pay compensation to Rasim Bayramov for torturing him in 2008. Police and procuracy did not accept the ruling and Kostanay Regional Court will consider the police appeal on 5 February 2015.

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Armenia: Will Murders Bring Change to Ties with Russia?

4944_b_0A little over a year ago, the northwestern Armenian city of Gyumri, home to Russia’s 102nd army base, welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to town with pomp, circumstance, and waving flags. Now, protesters in the town are trampling Russian flags underfoot instead.

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Statement: Young men with health problems subjected to recruitment

Zinvor_9RA Ministry of Defense continually violates the rights of conscripts. Conscripts and their parents from different regions of Armenia continue to call regarding issues related to the recruitment of young men with health problems.

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Police should be a supportive body and not a force dismissing peaceful protestors: A discussion about the right of civil disobedience

HCA_1510On November 5, a year ago, Shant Harutyunyan and a number of his supporters moved from the Freedom Square to the Presidential Residence wearing Guy Fox masks but due to the clashes with the Police on Mashtots avenue they were arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison.

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Facts state that what happened in Gyumri was a terror act

d6f811fd0c668b06401e12f22b91eabb_LOur guest is the President of HCA Vanadzor, human rights activist Artur Sakunts.

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Training for conscripts and their family members

arm142062520756On Saturday, January 24, 2014, HCA Vanadzor organizes training for conscripts and their family members. The training will take place in Yerevan city.

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Armenia: Will Murders Bring Change to Ties with Russia?

A little over a year ago, the northwestern Armenian city of Gyumri, home to Russia’s 102nd army base, welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin to town with pomp, circumstance, and waving flags. Now, protesters in the town are trampling Russian flags underfoot instead. Armenia’s inability to secure the custody of a Russian conscript charged with the January-12 murder of six members … Continue reading

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Unknown Person Presenting Herself as Khudoyans’ Advocate

IMG_0009On December 19, 2014, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge G. Sosyan, held another preliminary hearing on the application by the spouses Ashot Khudoyan and Heghine Makaryan against the RA Police.

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Tbilisi hosted a workshop/training on coalitional observation of electoral processes

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Within the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE), the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED, Georgia), with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, held a workshop/training in Tbilisi on December 16-18, 2014 aimed at developing the coalitional observation mission capacity for the EPDE founding member, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor

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Trial on the Case of the Dead Soldier’s Case Witness Detained for 10 Days Proceeds

hayk_kaleyanOn December 25, 2014, the RA Criminal Court of Appeal, presided by judge A. Petrosyan, proceeded the hearing on the complaint by Artur Sakunts representing Meruzhan Kaleyan. Note that the RA Criminal Court of Appeal examines the legality of the judicial act by the First Instance Court of Syunik Marz (Region), RA dated September 22, 2014. At the previous hearing of the complaint examination, the judge had provided the complainant with the materials of the dismissed criminal case, and the court hearing was postponed, so that he could familiarize himself with the materials.

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EEU untied Azerbaijan’s hands: attacks will continue

arm142062520756The current tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border has resulted from the incompetent, poor and weak-willed foreign policy of the Armenian authorities. This opinion is held by Artur Sakunts, Chairman of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor who in his interview to Lragir.am mentioned that such incidents are inevitable as a consequence of Armenia’s isolation from the international community.

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IRCT addresses lack of torture documentation and investigation in Armenia

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The IRCT and OSF-Armenia in cooperation with Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, Armenia and the Human Rights House Tbilisi with the support of Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Armenia are conducting a training session on effective medico-legal documentation for victims of torture and ill-treatment on 18-22 December, 2014 in Aghveran, Armenia.

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