Right to Respect for Private and Family Life

According to the SIS, the police officers who broke into journalist Arpi Makhsudyan’s apartment acted lawfully

download (16)The RA Special Investigative Service saw no elements of crime in the actions of the police officers who broke into journalist Arpi Makhsudyan’s apartment. This is stated in the RA SIS’s decision on the crime report of June 26, 2017.

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Right to protection of personal data is violated

After the seizure of the RA Police patrol-guard service regiment premises with all its ammunition by ‘Sasna Tsrer’ group on July 17, 2016, the RA Police presented some of the group members also as “persons inclined to using drugs”. The other mass media also disseminated the same information and used the term “drug addict”.

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Complaint lodged to the European Court of Human Rights on the case of the Khudoyans forcibly removed from the area in front of the presidential palace

HCA Vanadzor lodged a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Ashot Khudoyan and Heghine Makaryan, protesting spouses forcibly removed  by a group of plain-clothes police officers from the area in front of the RA Presidential Palace due to the official visit of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin to the Republic of Armenia on December 2, 2013.

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Electric Yerevan member Davit Selimyan’s case appealed to European Court of Human Rights

On December 23, 2015, Davit Selimyan’s case was appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. Note that back on June 23, 2015, he was violently apprehended from the electricity price hike protest venue to a police station and unlawfully kept there in violation of the rights under the ECHR articles below: Article 3 (Prohibition of torture), Article 5 (Right to liberty and security), Article 8 (Right to respect for private and family life), Article 10 (Freedom of expression), Article 11 (Freedom of assembly and association), Article 13 (Right to an effective remedy), and Article 14 (Prohibition of discrimination).

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Second Tailing Dump for Akhtala Mining Plant Constructed without Taking into Account the Opinion of Community Population

HCA_5598The tailing dump of Akhtala mining plant is located at the boundary of Tchotchkan village of Lori Marz (region) and Mets Ayrum village of Tavush Marz. The tailing dump actually causes hazardous healthcare and agricultural factors for the population of the communities above.

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Police should be a supportive body and not a force dismissing peaceful protestors: A discussion about the right of civil disobedience

HCA_1510On November 5, a year ago, Shant Harutyunyan and a number of his supporters moved from the Freedom Square to the Presidential Residence wearing Guy Fox masks but due to the clashes with the Police on Mashtots avenue they were arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison.

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Unknown Person Presenting Herself as Khudoyans’ Advocate

IMG_0009On December 19, 2014, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge G. Sosyan, held another preliminary hearing on the application by the spouses Ashot Khudoyan and Heghine Makaryan against the RA Police.

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Right to civil disobedience

The right to civil disobedience, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of movement, freedom of speech, conscience, thought and freedom of religion make part of the incomplete list of the rights retained by each individual, person and citizen, regardless of their place of residence, nationality, ethnic origin, gender and sexual orientation, education, social status and the nature of the dominant regime in the country. A person is entitled to make independent decisions, express his/her opinions freely, defend his/her right to freedom and if necessary, oppose illegality.

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Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Armenia in 2013 Report

HCA_7801The Report provides a summary of the incidences of oppression and persecution, assessment of the compliance by the Republic of Armenia with its commitments, including the recommendations on Armenia of 2010 by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (SR).

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The report on crime of HCA Vanadzor to the RA Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan in defense of Zaruhi Postanjyanof

Being concerned over the security of the RA National Assembly MP Zaruhi Postanjyan, which is conditioned by the latest events, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Artur Sakunts addressed a letter-appeal to the RA Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan.

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The RA Court of Appeals will try the claim of “the acquitted over Mataghis case” versus Gagik Jhangiryan

On January 15, 2013 a claim against Gagik Jhangiryan was submitted to the Court of Common Jurisdiction of Arabkir and Qanaqer-Zeytun Administrative Districts of Yerevan by A. Zalyan, M. Serobyan and R. Sargsyan regarding compensation for the damage caused to their prestige, dignity and business reputation and obliging the latter to make a public apology.

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Artur Sakunts, “Elimination of Zaruhi Postanjyan from Armenian Delegation in the PACE is Political Repression”

“The NA Chairman didn’t have the right to eliminate Zaruhi Postanjyan from the composition of the PACE Armenian Delegation”, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Artur Sakunts told Aravot.am. Continuing his thought, he stated, “Hovik Abrahamyan is as much a deputy as Zaruhi. Initially, both enjoyed the same mandate. The delegation is formed by political forces based on the nomination of their candidate. Therefore, the delegation composition is initially determined. ”

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