Raising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the PoliceApril 3, 2018
|Project title||Raising Effectiveness of Protection of Citizens’ Rights in Relations with the Police|
|Implementation period||January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018|
|Aim||to promote compliance of the RA police actions with the requirements of a democratic and lawful state|
|Funding organization||Norwegian Helsinki Committee/NHC|
|Grant amount||300,000 NOK (Norwegian krone)|
Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor human rights defender Artur Sakunts holds that the use of coercive means is not going to save the authorities, and the isolation of the deputies leading the “Make a step and reject Serzh” movement is only going to give rise to legal problems for Serzh Sargsyan.
We call on international organizations and countries that promote democratic values and systems to support the struggle of the Armenian people for a better future.
Today, police officers forcibly removed from the scene RA NA members Sasun Mikayelyan and Ararat Mirzoyan and the leader of the movement RA NA member Nikol Pashinyan as well as a number of other participants in the peaceful assembly.
Take a step against the establishment of authoritarian governance: The statement of 36 organizations and individualsApril 21, 2018
Guided by the conviction that citizens, exercising the power that constitutionally belongs to them, have the right to stand against non-democratic processes at any time, we express our support for the civil disobedience movement and protest actions taking place in Yerevan and other cities of the Republic of Armenia these days.
L. S. informed that when her husband stopped the car on the pedestrian crossing in order to make way for a pedestrian, the police officers approached the car and, after her husband had got out of the car, attacked him and used violence against him and then forced him into a traffic police car.
Today, on April 21, in contrast to the actions of the previous days, the protest actions by Nikol Pashinyan and his supporters started at 11.00 am.
This morning, April 20, a number of protesters were detained, including Davit Sanasaryan, one of the leaders of the movement.
ODIHR Director urges Armenian authorities to protect and ensure right to freedom of peaceful assemblyApril 20, 2018
WARSAW, 19 April 2018 – Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today urged the authorities in Armenia to protect and ensure the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the country, as protests there continue.
In police stations, most of the detainees “obtain” a status of a witness without notice and are questioned in the framework of the aforementioned case despite the fact that they have never been notified of the need to appear and give testimony on the given case.
When protesters commenced their actions, the police concentrated massive forces and tried to forcibly remove protesters from the territory.
Some protesters were detained. The Police reported that the number of detained persons was 20.