Freedom of Assembly and Association
Questioned police officer insists that he personally demanded that protestor V. Petrosyan left the traffic section of the street
On October 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court questioned the police officers involved as witnesses in protestor Vahram Petrosyan’s case.
On September 8, 2017 the RA Administrative Court resumed examining the case of V. Petrosyan, who took part in the protest in Mashtots Avenue in March 2016.
On May 30, 2017 Sari Tagh district protestor Hrachya Boyajyan’s defense attorney Arayik Zalyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor, filed with the European Court of Human Rights an application on his illegal arrest and detention.
The court found only one of Shahen Harutyunyan’s demands urgent and fined him 150.000 AMD for not notifying of other assemblies
Today, on September 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court partially granted the RA Police claim against Shahen Harutyunyan by recording only one offence and fined Sh. Harutyunyan 150.000 AMD. Note that the RA Police demanded that he was held liable under Article 180.1(1) for holding assemblies and marches on March 17-20, 2017 without notifying the head of community in the manner … Continue reading
Mashtots Avenue protester Tonoyan’s representative motioned to partially suspend the case proceedings
Since no report on any offence under Article 180.1(11), RA Code of Administrative Offences was drafted at the police department and no such report was submitted to the court, T. Siradeghyan motioned to suspend the proceedings on that part. The Court will consider the motion later.
By its letters of June 16 and July 12, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights stated that the ECtHR received the complaints of ‘Sari Tagh’ district protesters Gagik Mikayelyan and Hovhannes Ghazaryan.
Court of Appeals also rejected ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant’s complaint: a complaint will be filed with the Cassation Court (Video)
On July 20, 2017 the RA Court of Criminal Appeals resumed examination of the complaint of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan office of HCA Vanadzor, and ruled on the case.
In response to T. Siradeghyan’s question on the evidence proving that any order was issued to V. Petrosyan, S. Melikyan mentioned that there was no such evidence, except for the explanations of the police officers.
Persons responsible for the proceedings did not attend examination of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant’s complaint
On May 11, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts rejected the complaint of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan office of HCA Vanadzor.
Yerevan Municipality’s 2 claims on imposing on Shahen Harutyunyan administrative sanction to be examined under same proceedings
On June 22, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge A. Dilanyan, was to examine a next-in-turn claim of the Yerevan Municipality on imposing administrative sanctions on Shahen Harutyunyan.
The claim demanded that Shahen Harutyunyan was held liable under Article 180.1(1) of the RA Code of Administrative Offenses for holding an assembly on March 19, 2017 without notifying the head of the community as prescribed by law.
Police demands to prosecute protesters for obstructing the normal course of the assembly, but provides no relevant records
On June 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court resumed examination of the claim by the Police against protester Hasmik Evoyan and the counter-claim on declaring the police actions unlawful.