Freedom of Assembly and Association

The right to pension of missing person’s mother will be restored: the court found DM decree invalid

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.

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Prosecutor did not attend examination of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant’s complaint

4983On 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.

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The judge felt ill; court hearing on protestor’s case was not held

On March 27, 2017, the RA Administrative Court had a scheduled examination of RA Police claim against Vahram Petrosyan, who attended the assembly before examination of the motion on extending Gevorg Safaryan’s detention on March 23, 2016. By its claim, the Police demanded that administrative sanctions were imposed on Vahram Petrosyan under Article 180.1(11 and 15) of the RA Code of Administrative Offenses.

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There are no records on interfering with the normal course of the assembly by protestor Hasmik Evoyan

On March 27, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by A. Tovmasyan, held another pre-trial court hearing under examination of the RA Police claim against Hasmik Evoyan, participant of the protest in March 2016 before examination of the motion on extending Gevorg Safaryan’s detention.

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Spitting contains no offensive remark; the police claim is ill-founded

hq720As we informed before, the RA Administrative Court completed examination of the RA Police claim against ‘Armenian Women’s Front’ member Susanna Simonyan on imposing on her administrative sanctions under Article 172.3 of the RA Code of Administrative Offences and Susanna Simonyan’s counter-claim on declaring the RA Police actions unlawful.

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Police actions against protester Taron Siradeghyan were unlawful: the Court of Appeals upheld the appeal

On February 24, 2017, the RA Administrative Court of Appeals, presided by judge A. Sargsyan, and in the presence of judges A. Abovyan and A. Babyan, announced its ruling on the appeal of defendant and counter-plaintiff Taron Siradeghyan and his representative, Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, against the RA Administrative Court’s judgment of March 2, 2016. 

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Protester Naira Badalyan’s representative motioned to discontinue in part the case proceedings

On February 22, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by S. Hovakimyan, resumed the examination of the Police claim on imposing administrative sanctions under Article 180.1(11 and 15) of the RA Code of Administrative Offences on Naira Badalyan who took part in the assembly before the examination of the motion on extending Gevorg Safaryan’s detention in March, 2016. Under the case, N. Badalyan’s representative, Tatevik Siradeghyan, Lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, filed a counter-claim on declaring the police actions unlawful.

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Despite the objections of the police representative, 3 more witnesses to be questioned on ‘Armenian Women’s Front’ member Susanna Simonyan’s case

susanna_Simonyan_2On February 14, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Zarikyan, resumed examination of the RA Police claim against ‘Armenian Women’s Front’ member Susanna Simonyan, by which it was required to impose on her administrative sanctions under Article 172.3 of the RA Code on Administrative Offences. Note that Susanna Simonyan also submitted a counter claim on declaring the RA Police actions unlawful.

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Protester Hasmik Evoyan’s representative demands to consider Police actions unlawful

Today, on February 14, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by A. Tovmasyan, scheduled a next-in-turn court hearing under the examination of the RA Police claim against Hasmik Evoyan, participant of the protest in March 2016 before examination of the motion on extending Gevorg Safaryan’s detention.

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A person is entitled to make independent decisions, freely express his/her opinion, protect his/her freedom of expression and oppose unlawfulness if necessary

timthumbJust on this day 3 years ago, Shant Harutyunyan and more than 40 of his supporters were arrested

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The positions expressed in Constitutional Court’s ruling should be taken into account in further legislative reforms: Constitutional Court’s legal assessments on Varuzhan Avetisyan’s application

Վարուժան ԱվետիսյանAs reported before, on October 11, 2016, upon examining Varuzhan Avetisyan’s application on compliance of Article 205(2) of the RA Administrative Procedure Code to the RA Constitution, the RA Constitutional Court declared the above article constitutional.

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Police submitted a claim against another Mashtots Avenue peaceful protester

On September 20, 2016, the RA Administrative Court, presided by A. Tovmasyan, examined the claim of the RA Police against Hasmik Evoyan, participant of the assembly held on March 23, 2016 before examination of the motion on extending Gevorg Safaryan’s detention. The Police required bringing H. Evoyan to administrative responsibility under Article 180.1(11 and 15) of the RA Code of Administrative Offense.

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