The representative of the Judicial Department did not deny at the court that the personal data of only the participants in the hearing on Zhirayr Sefilyan’s case were taken10:15, June 2, 2018 | News, Own news | Prohibition of Discrimination
On May 30, 2018 the examination of the claim by HCA Vanadzor Chairman Artur Sakunts against the RA Judicial Department commenced at the RA Administrative Court.
Prior to the court hearing on the case of Zhirayr Sefilyan and others that was set to be held at the Court of First Instance of Shengavit Community of Yerevan on March 2, 2018, the court bailiffs, learning that Artur Sakunts was going to participate in the aforementioned court session, searched him and took his personal data.
In contrast, the court bailiffs did not search the citizens participating in the other court sessions.
In the claim lodged with the court, A. Sakunts mentioned that the search process was obviously intended for humiliation. He demanded to declare unlawful the actions of the court bailiffs of the RA Judicial Department.
Enclosed to the application, he submitted a video from which it is seen that the court bailiffs obviously showed a discriminatory attitude depending on the person’s position and status.
During the court session held on May 30, HCA Vanadzor advocate Ani Chatinyan, who is the claimant’s representative, presented the grounds and merits of the claim, insisting on the demands put forward in the application.
The representative of the RA Judicial Department did not deny that the personal data of only the participants in the court session on Zhirayr Sefilyan’s case were taken and then destroyed. However, he insisted that the participants in all the sessions were searched.
The Court obligated the representative of the Judicial Department to present evidence on the latter insistence.
The next court session was scheduled for 10:00 am on August 3, 2018.