Information Paper Updated Information on The Fatalities in The RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017February 26, 2018 Information Paper
HCA Vanadzor presents an additional information paper on the cases that surfaced after the publication of the Information Paper on the Fatalities in the RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017.
Following the publication of the study findings on January 9, 2018, the RA Defense Army announced that a serviceman whose death occurred due to an injury inflicted during military service in 2013 had been granted an early discharge. However, prior to this, no information had been made public with regard to the serviceman’s early discharge. This number is no longer included in the Information Paper presented.
After the publication of the Information Paper, HCA Vanadzor obtained information on the death cases of 5 other servicemen, and no information was publicized on 3 of these death cases even by the media.
According to the updated information, 64 death cases were registered in the RA Armed Forces and the NK Defense Army.
It should be noted that, in response to the inquiry of HCA Vanadzor, the RA Military Prosecutor’s Office informed of 56 death cases in connection with being recruited for military service in the RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in 2017.
The Information Paper is presented here
We address the international community inside Armenia and outside our country, stating that there are political prisoners in ArmeniaMarch 23, 2018
We address the international community inside Armenia and outside our country, stating that there are political prisoners in Armenia, who are persecuted for their political ideas through criminal sentences and lengthy prison terms.
Artur Sakunts: “Sefilyan is one of the few people who did not lose their morality after going through the crucible of war”March 23, 2018
According to Sakunts, Sefilyan’s case was yet another step aimed at destroying the rule of law. “This is called political retaliation. I am sure that the term of Sefilyan’s imprisonment sentence was predetermined when he was arrested. Serzh Sargsyan gave the instruction, and law enforcers made up the wording, which had no connection with reality.”
Thus, the US Ambassador confirmed or reconfirmed what we have repeatedly talked about through studies and specific facts
The video showcasing the behavior of defendant Lilit Vardanyan after the delivery of the judgment is to be examined as data characterizing the defendant in the case of Lia Misakyan’s deathMarch 21, 2018
Tatevik Siradeghyan, the representative of Lia Misakyan’s legal successor, filed a motion to examine as data characterizing personality the mass media publications and the video showcasing defendant L. Vardanyan’s behavior in the courtroom after the rendering of the judgment on June 15, 2015.
The Ministry of Finance has been involved as a third party in the examination of the claim of the protester demanding compensation from the PoliceMarch 21, 2018
Tatevik Siradeghyan, the representative of the plaintiff, responded that the plaintiff did not bear the obligation to substantiate the claim, and the cause-and-effect link had already been proven by the Police upholding the application for compensation at least in part.
On March 13, 2018 the judicial proceedings in the case of protester Hasmik Evoyan commenced again at the RA Administrative Court.
Last Friday, on March 16, 2018, Eva Jašková and Pia Winter, EVS volunteers at HCA Vanadzor, held a Cultural Cocktail event at Anti-café Teynik in Vanadzor.
The staff of HCA Vanadzor and the Board of the Organization are concerned by the fact of the insults directed at employee of the Organization Vardine Grigoryan by the supporters of “Sasna Tsrer” group through the social networking website Facebook. Our colleague has been fighting for political and civil rights for many years, presenting public sentiments and demands in Armenia at international institutions as well as protecting the interests of political prisoners.
Sakunts: By detecting corruption cases from time to time, the authorities are trying to show the international community that they are workingMarch 20, 2018
No fight is lead against systemic corruption in Armenia, and no high-ranking official is punished. This observation was made by human rights defender Artur Sakunts in his interview with MediaLab, while touching upon the announcement about the detection of yet another corruption offense in the field of defense.
Statement: The Draft does not adequately address the problems in its current form and in a way makes possible even more profound control of the system by the executiveMarch 20, 2018
We hereby express our concern about the presented Draft and urge the National Assembly of RA not to adopt the Draft in its current form but form a commission comprising the stakeholder sector, individual experts, and organizations, in order to improve all the problematic provisions mentioned above.
Statement: The negative attitude of the Russian Federation towards the Platform is due to the revelations by Golos Association, which is a Russian member of the PlatformMarch 17, 2018
The negative attitude of the Russian Federation towards the Platform is due to the revelations by Golos Association, which is a Russian member of the Platform. Those revelations always expose electoral fraud and violations in the RF. Golos was labelled a “foreign agent” by the RF Ministry of Justice yet in 2014, and the persecution and restrictions against its members as well as the attempts to discredit them are of a continuous nature.
“New Generation” Humanitarian NGO views this as prevention of the normal working process of the NGO by special authorities and strictly condemns such actions.March 15, 2018
The NGO would like to express concern on this issue and also state that it will continue the implementation of human rights defender’s, healthcare and charity missions set before the NGO in accordance with the International legal acts and as provided for by RA legislation and in-state legal acts.