Freedom of Information and Speech
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.
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.
Ministry of Defense declassified the Manual on Limitations on Military Service for Conscripts with Health Problems; in August it will be accessible on arlis.am
According to the Defense Ministry’s representative, as early as late August, the manual will be already available in arlis.am system in form of an Annex to RA Defense Minister’s Decree № 410-N of August 4. 2013.
Some criminal cases in ‘Datalex’ system became inaccessible as a result of “new technological solutions”
Lately, information on some criminal cases in ‘Datalex’ judicial information system has become inaccessible at all. The search results in limited information about the case with the note “Information is limited” and when trying to open the case, a window appears with the note: “You are not authorized to view this case”. The problem concerns especially military cases.
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.
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.
Defense Ministry to clarify at the Administrative Court: what are the military service limitations for conscripts with health problems?
Under provision of legal assistance to conscripts and their families, HCA Vanadzor often identifies cases when persons with health problems incompatible with military services are drafted to the armed forces. Usually, persons with various health problems are declared fit for military service with limitations and it is not often clearly defined what extent of physical activity is prescribed for what health problems.
On October 26, 2016, the RA Administrative Court of Appeals, presided by judge A. Arakelyan, examined HCA Vanadzor’s appeal against the RA Administrative Court’s judgment of March 22, 2016. Note that upon examining the claim on compelling the National Security Service under the RA Government, the RA Administrative Court ruled to fully reject it. The judgment was based on the … Continue reading
The Court issued a judgment; the RA Special Investigation Service will provide a part of the information requested by HCA Vanadzor
On July 21, 2016, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Baghdasaryan, announced its judgment on HCA Vanadzor v. the RA Special Investigation Service, by which it partially granted the claim of HCA Vanadzor on compelling the SIS to provide the requested information.
On June 29, 2016, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Baghdasaryan, examined the claim of HCA Vanadzor against the RA Special Investigation Service on the requirement on compelling the latter to provide the requested information.
HCA Vanadzor applied to the Court of Appeals requiring to receive information on persons awarded weapons by RA President
By its judgment of April 20, 2016, the RA Administrative Court rejected the claim of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor against Vigen Sargsyan, Head of Staff of the RA President, by which HCA Vanadzor required to compel V. Sargsyan to provide the complete information requested by the Organization’s inquiry of June 29, 2015 and particularly information on how many persons were awarded weapons by RA President in 1992-1998 and the data (names and surnames) of the persons awarded weapons by the RA President within 1992-2015.