Freedom of Assembly and Association
Today, on February 7, 2018, the RA Administrative Court of Appeal rejected the appeal lodged by protester Vardan Balyan and his representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at the representative office of HCA Vanadzor in Yerevan.
The Ministry of Finances would like to be involved as a third party in the examination of the claim filed by Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan
On February 1, 2018 the RA Administrative Court adjourned the examination of the claim filed by Armenian Women’s Front member Susanna Simonyan against the RA Police.
The actions attributed to the protester have not been proved at the court; however, the claim of the Police has been upheld
On January 18, 2018 the examination of the appeal by protester Vardan Balyan and his representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at HCA Vanadzor Representative Office in Yerevan, was commenced at the RA Appellate Administrative Court.
The Court rejects the claim by the police against the protester and recognizes as unlawful the police actions against the protester
Upon the decision of December 22, the Court rejected the claim by the RA Police and partially upheld the counterclaim by the protester and his representative. In particular, the Court recognized as unlawful the police actions of arresting V. Petrosyan and using physical force against him.
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.
In regard to the counter-claim, T. Siradeghyan insisted that the assembly was peaceful; hence, the Police had to support the assembly. And the police officers had to show up, regardless of the fact whether they were in uniforms or not.
The video submitted by the Respondent is to be examined at the upcoming hearing of the case of the Mashtots Avenue demonstrator
On November 8, 2017, the hearing of Geghetsik Tonoyan, the Mashtots Avenue demonstrator, started at the RA Administrative Court.
There is a need to examine evidence for the case of demonstrator Vahram Petrosyan. The verdict has not been pronounced
Today the Court announced the resumption of the proceedings of the case. There is a need to examine the evidence within the frameworks of the proceedings.
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