Reference on Death Cases in RA Armed Forces and NK Defense Army in January-September 2017October 10, 2017 Reference
The reference covers information shared by the mass media and the official sources as well as provided by the families of the deceased servicemen in January-September 2017.
HCA Vanadzor’s studies show that there were 46 death cases in the said period. 29 of the deceased servicemen were conscript soldiers. There were official reports on 44 cases and information on the other 2 cases was shared only by the mass media.
Most of the death cases identified in the first 9 months of this year, namely 29 cases were registered in Nagorno-Karabakh.
According to publications of the General Department for Military Investigations, criminal cases were initiated on 38 death cases.
HCA Vanadzor took on protection of the rights of conscript soldier Vardan Melkonyan’s successor.
21 of the identified death cases were caused by ceasefire violations.
As compared to the 28 death cases caused by ceasefire violations in the first 9 months of the previous year, in the same period of 2017 the relevant number of death cases dropped.
The number of the death cases caused by murders, suicide and accidents also dropped; instead, the number of death cases caused by health problems rose significantly. In September-January of the previous year 1 death case caused by such problems was identified, while in the same period of 2017, there were 4 death cases.
Generally, as compared to 2016, in 2017 the number of death cases caused by ceasefire violations dropped by 7, that of death cases caused by accidents dropped by 9, that of murder cases dropped twice and the number of suicides or cases of causing somebody to commit suicide dropped by 1. At the same time, the number of death cases caused by health problems rose by 3.
Other statistical data and detailed description of the cases are provided in the REFERENCE
Очень удивительно, что сам Серж Саргсян во время встреч глав ОДКБ почему-то вдруг в своем выступлении говорит, что Армения – приверженец семейных ценностей, которые проповедует также Российская Федерация. Я так понимаю, что закон о семейном насилии имеет политическое значение как индикатор определения: ты имеешь проевразийскую, прокремлевскую или проевропейскую ориентацию или ценности.
On December 4, 2017, following the reversal by the RA Court of Appeal, proceedings were initiated in respect to Taron Siradeghyan’s claim against the RA Police at the RA Administrative Court.
The Military Prosecutor’s Office disregards the decision made by the Chairperson of the Central Military Medical Commission and continues the criminal prosecution against the conscriptDecember 6, 2017
Conscript V. H., who has been receiving regular deferment since 2014, was recognized as fit for military service with some restrictions by the RA Central Military Medical Commission in January 2017. However, the conscript, disagreeing with the decision, refused to leave for military service.
Серж Саргсян своей властью завел нас, образно говоря, в закрытую структуру, похожую на уголовно-исполнительное учреждения, где открыл небольшое окно, откуда идет свежий воздух и свет, и начал прославлять этот шаг, рассматривая подписание соглашения ЕС-РА, – выражает свое мнение руководитель Ванадзорского офиса Хельсинкской гражданской ассамблеи Артур Сакунц.
On November 29, 2017 Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office hosted the students of Vanadzor School N 16. They were interested in the activities of the Organization in the field of human rights.
On December 1, 2017 the RA Administrative Court recommenced the proceedings in protester Vahram Petrosyan’s case and appointed a day for pronouncing the decision.
According to Sakunts, those who believe that visa liberalization may cause an increase in emigration, base their opinion on the thesis that the reforms prescribed by the agreement will not be implemented.
Following the re-opening in Vanadzor, the censored “Eclipse” exhibition is to be shown in other citiesDecember 2, 2017
The “Eclipse” exhibition, which was closed in Yerevan, re-opened in Vanadzor on November 29, 2017.
First, let’s note that they signed this document merely owing to the financial expectations. And these changes can also be accounted for by these expectations. However, I’m not positive the authorities will make those changes unless we put pressure on them. And with all this, I’m confident that our authorities are not the bearer of comprehensive human rights defense because if they were, they would not propose the nation-army concept, especially without putting it down to paper.
Tajikistan should mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by ratifying the Disability Rights ConventionDecember 2, 2017
One hundred local, regional and international civil society organizations and independent experts jointly issuing this statement call on Tajikistan to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated annually on 3 December, by swiftly ratifying the Convention.
On November 30, 2017 within the framework of the hearing before the RA Administrative Court in regard to the claim of receiving a copy of the manual on military service restrictions it became clear that the RA Ministry of Defense had not published the manual in the system of arlis.am.
The Respondents did not show up for the hearing of the claim against the Agency of Medical and Social ExpertiseNovember 30, 2017
Today, on November 30, 2017, the claim submitted by M. B. against the Medical and Social Expertise Agency of the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Yerevan Medical and Social Expertise Commission No. 2 was adjourned by the RA Administrative Court.