HCA Vanadzor Report on Human Rights Violations against Peaceful Demonstrators, protesting Electricity Price HikeJune 27, 2015 Own, Report
HCA Vanadzor has prepared a Report on Human Rights Violations against Peaceful Electricity Price Hike Protesters.
On June 19, 2015, the No to Robbery initiative launched its protest action against the electricity price hike in the Freedom Square demanding to annul the Public Services Regulatory Commission Decree on Increasing Electricity Rate by 6.93 AMD dated June 17, 2015. Instead of the planned march, the protesters began a sit-in to avoid potential clashes with the police (the police had brought in water cannons).
The No to Robbery initiative members declared that they would go on a sit-in till Monday, 7 pm, and if their demand was not met, would march on Monday to the presidential residence at Baghramyan 26 to voice their demands there. The police first declared that sit-ins were not authorized after 11 pm; however, upon negotiations with the protest organizers they permitted the protesters to continue the sit-in, provided they kept the place clean and refrained from putting up tents.
On June 22, 2015, at 7 pm, the protesters advanced towards the presidential residence and continued the sit-in nearby. At the outset of the assembly, its organizers reiterated several times that it was absolutely peaceful and presented the legal grounds for holding peaceful assemblies. The participants marched from the Freedom Square to Baghramyan Avenue. Some 4000-5000 people joined in the march. The protesters brought musical instruments with them, sang patriotic songs and performed folk dances. They waved the Armenian and European Union flags and displayed posters with different slogans.
At the beginning of Baghramyan Avenue, about 200 police officers with armor, helmets and shields blocked the protesters’ way. There were water cannons and barbwire in the rear of the police on Baghramyan Avenue. Upon coming to the police cordon, the protesters sat down in the middle of the avenue.
See full report here.
The mother-in-law of the woman who died after giving birth to the defendant, i.e. the doctor, “You can’t do it; you did it to us, don’t do it to others” (video, photographs)July 13, 2018
The witness told that after the event her son was in a grave state psychologically and then, turning to the defendant, she tearfully urged, “You can’t do it; you did it to use, don’t do it to others.”
Today, on July 12, 2018, the RA Administrative Court ruled that the RA Police shall provide protester Taron Siradeghyan with more compensation in the amount of 60,000 AMD for damage caused.
The Ministry of Defense will not provide the manual on military service restrictions to HCA VanadzorJuly 12, 2018
Today, on July 12, 2018, the RA Administrative Court rejected HCA Vanadzor’s claim against the Ministry of Defense.
The first phase of the trainings implemented for people subject to military enlistment, servicemen and their relativesJuly 12, 2018
The participants had the opportunity to receive answers to the questions that they were concerned about as well as to personally present the existing documents on the examinations of their state of health to the specialists of the Organization in order to receive consultation from the expert doctor.
The existing issues in the list (the list was approved under Decision 404-N of the RA Government) of diseases determining the degree of citizens’ or servicemen’s fitness for military service are the center of HCA Vanadzor’s attention.
HCA Vanadzor has submitted suggestions on the RA Draft Law on Making Changes and Amendments in the RA Law on Commerce and ServicesJuly 9, 2018
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor has submitted suggestions on the RA Draft Law on Making Changes and Amendments in the RA Law on Commerce and Services.
As stated by Hovik Matinyan, resident of Gyulagarak village in Lori Region, he is unjustly accused of robbery.
The Yerevan Municipality employee involved as a witness in the case against the Mayor of Yerevan failed to show up at the session; the Court ruled an enforced appearance of the witnessJuly 6, 2018
On July 3, 2018, the RA Administrative Court continued to examine the claim of Yerevan resident G. Simonyan against the Municipality of Yerevan and ruled an enforced appearance of the witness, namely employee of the Municipality K. Begrakyan, who failed to appear at the court session.
On July 4, 2018, the RA Administrative Court of Appeal resumed and ended the examination of the appeal on the case of Susanna Simonyan, member of the Armenian Women’s Front.
Today, on July 5, 2018, when Armenia was celebrating Constitution Day, at the initiative of HCA Vanadzor, a number of active youths from Vanadzor and not only depicted a number of articles of the RA Constitution in different areas of Vanadzor.
The court is to render a decision on July 12 about whether the RA Police shall provide compensation to the protesterJuly 5, 2018
On July 2, 2018, the RA Administrative Court presided by Judge S. Hovakimyan, resumed the examination of the claim for compensation for damage caused by the RA Police to protester Taron Siradeghyan.
The Court of Cassation is to decide whether a state duty shall be paid in the case of a claim for compensation for moral damageJuly 4, 2018
The Court of General Jurisdiction of Armavir Region refused to admit the claim for compensation for moral damage submitted by the legal successor of four-year-old Karine, who passed away at Armavir Medical Center in 2015.