Rights of Soldiers/Recruits
Contradiction in the testimonies of the victim under the case of the serviceman who committed suicide: preliminary testimonies were disclosed
On 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.
Decision on declaring Razmik Petrosyan fit for military service again disputed at the Administrative Court
The RA Central Military and Medical Commission’s decision of March 3, 2016 on declaring serviceman Razmik Petrosyan fit for military service is again at the first instance court, by ruling of the RA Court of Administrative Appeals.
No need for any expert examination under the case on conscript’s deferment: new evidence submitted to the court
On May 30, 2017 the Administrative Court resumed examination of the claim on annulling the RA Central Medical Commission’s decision on conscript Hovhannes Mosyan’s health status.
On 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.
A complaint was filed with the European Court of Human Rights on the case of Grisha Khachatryan who died at an RA Ministry of Defense military unit on June 20, 2014.
Results of expert examination on conscripts’ fitness for military service raise doubt. Prosecutor’s Office assigned to schedule another expert examination
Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor carries on providing legal assistance to conscripts and their families. The Organization receives alerts on declaring conscripts fit for military service despite their health problems and we regularly referred to such alerts in our previous publications.
Today, the RA Administrative Court held the 1st hearing on HCA Vanadzor’s claim on compelling the RA Ministry of Defense to provide information.
RA MoD Central Medical Commission recorded only some of the conscript’s health problems and found him fit for military service
The RA MoD (Ministry of Defense) Central Medical Commission’s decree on one more conscript who consulted the Organization is challenged before the RA Administrative Court, with the support of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor.
Forensic examination was assigned to find out which article was applicable to Hovhannes Mosyan’s disease
On February 23, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by K. Baghdasaryan, resumed examination of the claim on annulling the RA Central Medical Commission’s decree on Hovhannes Mosyan’s health status.
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 February 1, the NKR Defense Ministry made a statement that the “invalid” notes in the military IDs of the servicemen who took part in the 4-day April war “are conditioned by the negligent omissions by relevant officer of the military unit in question.”
Artur Sakunts: “The Defense Minister must explain how it happens that there are no children of officials among those who commit suicide or are murdered in the army”
Examination of the deaths cases in the army makes it clear that the practices of drafting children from disadvantaged families to border posts still persist and the responsible authorities do not exercise proper control. This was observed by human rights activist Artur Sakunts, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, in his interview to ‘Medialab’ referring to another incident recorded the other day.