Freedom of Assembly and Association
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.
On May 29, 2017 the RA Court of Appeals resumed examination of protester Vahram Petronsyan’s case.
On May 20, 2017 the RA Administrative Court, presided by S. Hovakimyan, announced its judgment on protester Naira Badalyan’s case.
By its judgment, the court rejected the claim of the police to hold N. Badalyan liable under Article 180.1 (11 and 15) of the RA Code on Administrative Offences.
Complaint of M. Kirakosyan, ‘Electric Yerevan’ protest participant affected by police actions, was rejected
Under the examination of the complaint against the RA Special Investigation Service decision on discontinuing the criminal proceedings initiated based on ‘Electric Yerevan’ protest participant Mikayel Krakosyan’s crime report on apprehension by force from the protest venue and getting injuries, on May 11, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts held a next-in-turn court hearing when it announced its ruling.
On April 10, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Avetisyan, announced its judgment resulting from the examination of the claim of missing person’s mother Svetlana Sargsyan and her representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, against the RA Ministry of Defense.
On April 7, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan, presided by judge A. Nikoghosyan, resumed examination of the complaint of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan against the RA SIS’s decree on suspending the criminal proceedings initiated on the crime report on forced apprehension and receiving injuries.