Right to Respect for Private and Family Life
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”.
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.
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).
Second Tailing Dump for Akhtala Mining Plant Constructed without Taking into Account the Opinion of Community Population
The 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.
Police should be a supportive body and not a force dismissing peaceful protestors: A discussion about the right of civil disobedience
On 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.
On 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.
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.
The 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).
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.
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.
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. ”
Statement We condemn the encroachment against Z. Postanjyan’s right to freedom of opinion and expression
The question of the RA National Assembly MP Z. Postanjyan posed to Serzh Sargsyan at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on October 2, 2013 became a subject for heated public discussion. By stressing the fact of public debate over the issue raised by Z. Postanjyan, in the meantime, we find that there are apparent personal insults in the presented evaluations and opinions which are evidently directed against Z. Postanjyan’s person and not the brought up question or issue.