Right to Life

Compensation from the state budget or from doctors?

In the former, the representative of ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center stated that the damage was not caused by the fault of the Medical Center; it was not considered a public institution and should not provide any compensation in the sense of the RA Civil Code. Also, the Medical Center’s representative does not consider reasonable the amount of the moral damages and asks the Court to reject the claim.

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Witnesses questioned on the case of causing serviceman to commit suicide insist that they were guided by the investigator

DSC04704-300x200Witness A. Sargsyan said that after consulting a lawyer, he realized that he might change his testimonies provided during the preliminary investigation and decided to tell the truth during the confrontation. Upon the motion of the prosecution party, the Court disclosed the testimonies of the witness given during the preliminary investigation and then the parties asked questions on the contradictions.

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Dead serviceman Vardan Melkonyan’s family do not consider the hypothesis of suicide credible

51ad30623bf0faa350ef84989d2bdfb10bf88db013340374_809780905819635_510704764_o (1)On July 23, 2017, in the evening, the RA Ministry of Defense shared information stating that on July 23, 2017, at about 6:30 am, in the area near the RA MoD military unit № N, the body of junior sergeant, conscript soldier Vardan Melkonyan /father’s name: Artavazd/ who voluntarily left the unit, was found hung (born in 1998, Vanadzor Military Registration and Enrollment Office). To establish the circumstances of the case, investigation is in progress.

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Successor of Lia Misakyan who died at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center in 2013 demands material and moral damage compensation from doctors

24359 (1)On June 8, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts started examination of the claim for material and moral damage compensation of G. Misakyan, successor to 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan who died at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center on January 2, 2013.

By their claim, G. Misakyan and his representatives, Arayik Zalyan and Ani Chatinyan, lawyers at HCA Vanadzor, demand seizing from ‘Arabkir’ Joint Medical Center – Institute of Child and Adolescent Health LLC and L. Vardanyan and Z. Ayvazyan, doctors at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center, 15,000.000 AMD for moral damage and 1,690.000 AMD as material damage.

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Contradiction in the testimonies of the victim under the case of the serviceman who committed suicide: preliminary testimonies were disclosed

DSC04704-300x200On June 8, 2017 the RA General Jurisdiction Court of Syunik marz (region) carried on examination of the case of Gevorg Khachatryan who committed suicide at a military unit of the RA NSS border guard troops on November 28, 2015.

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Case on serviceman Gevorg Khachatryan’s suicide is in court

51ad30623bf0faa350ef84989d2bdfb10bf88db013340374_809780905819635_510704764_oOn May 26, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Syunik marz (region), RA, presided by judge N. Ohanyan, started examining the case of Gevorg Khachatryan who committed a suicide on November 28, 2015 at a military unit of the RA National Security Service border guard troops.

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Court judgment on doctor Anahit Petrosyan charged with the death of 2 children took effect

imageThe court judgment on Anahit Petrosyan, Head of the Infectious Diseases Unit of Armavir Medical Center, charged with the death of young Karine Hovhannisyan and Erik Amirkhanyan, under which she was found guilty of committing an action under Article 130(2) /failure to fulfill or properly fulfill professional duties by medical care and service personnel, which caused through negligence the patient’s death/ of the RA Criminal Code and sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment and deprived of the right to practice professional activities for a term of 1 year and 6 months took effect.

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ECtHR to examine 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan’s case

f546d1bc0341a7_546d1bc03459a.thumbHCA Vanadzor lawyer Arayik Zalyan, representative of the successor of 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan who died at ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center on January 2, 2013, filed with the European Court of Human Rights a complaint on violation of Article 2 (Right to life) and Article 13 (Right to effective legal remedy) of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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Prosecutor on young Lia Misakyan’s case did not attend the court hearing

images (4)On April 3, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan, RA, had a scheduled next-in-turn court hearing under the examination of Lia Misakyan’s death.

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Prosecutor did not attend the hearing for reasons unknown to the court: court hearing on Lia Misakyan’s death postponed again

On February 21, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan city, RA, presided by judge M. Melkonyan, resumed examination of 2-year-and-3-month-old Lia Misakyan’s death on charges against Lilit Vardanyan and Zarine Ayvazyan under Article 130(2) of the RA Criminal Code.

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Lawyers of defendants under the case of Lia Martirosyan’s death do not attend court hearings

f546d1bc0341a7_546d1bc03459a.thumbOn January 27, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of First Instance of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan city, RA, presided by Judge M. Melkonyan, resumed examination of the case of Lia Misakyan’s death on the charges against Lilit Vardanyan and Zarine Ayvazyan under Article 130(2) of the RA Criminal Code.

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“The body responsible for proceedings hurried”: by prosecutor’s decree, the case of 54-year-old woman who died of snake bite at ‘Erebuni’ Medical Center was sent to preliminary investigation

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor carries on dealing with the case of Karine Harutyunyan, 54-year-old resident of Surenavan village in Ararat marz (region) who was taken to ‘Ararat Hospital’ Medical Center after snake bite on August 17, 2015 and died after some days at ‘Erebuni’ Medical Center.   

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