Right to be free from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment

The right to pension of missing person’s mother will be restored: the court found DM decree invalid

On April 10, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Avetisyan, announced its judgment resulting from the examination of the claim of missing person’s mother Svetlana Sargsyan and her representative T. Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, against the RA Ministry of Defense.

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Prosecutor did not attend examination of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant’s complaint

4983On April 7, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan, presided by judge A. Nikoghosyan, resumed examination of the complaint of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan against the RA SIS’s decree on suspending the criminal proceedings initiated on the crime report on forced apprehension and receiving injuries.

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CoE Committee of Ministers closely follows execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia

The RA Government submitted a response on Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor’s Reference on the execution of ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Republic of Armenia. The Organization filed its Reference to the ECtHR Department for the Execution of Judgments back on November 7, 2016 expressing its concerns that the RA Government did not ensure complete execution of the sentence; no proper and complete investigation was carried out into cases of ill-treatment and the RA Cassation Court’s ruling on sending the case for re-examination of June 24, 2016 was not executed.

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Examination of ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan’s complaint to be continued

4983On March 9, 2017, the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts of Yerevan, RA, presided by judge A. Nikoghosyan, examined ‘Electric Yerevan’ participant Mikayel Kirakosyan’s complaint.

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Police officers will not be held liable for using violence against the child selling napkins in the street and insulting his mother

default (4)Some months ago, news.am news website posted a publication that police officers apprehended by force a minor child selling napkins in the street, and after apprehension the child developed health problems because of being frightened, according to the doctors.

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Court’s ruling on Gayane Arustamyan’s case to be announced on March 14

gayane arustamyan1On February 23, 2017, the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge H. Ayvazyan, resumed examination of the RA Police claim on brining Gayane Arustamyan to administrative responsibility and Gayane Arustamyan’s counter-claim on declaring the RA Police actions unlawful.

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The Special Investigation Service did not investigate the violence against detainee by penitentiary staff

HCA Vanadzor carries on protecting Hrachya Gevorgyan’s rights.

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The European Court of Human Rights submitted questions on the case of the deceased military serviceman: RA Government will answer them by March 20, 2017

Following the complaint submitted with the support of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor, the European Court of Human Rights submitted its questions to the Parties on the case of NKR Defense Army conscript soldier Tigran Varyan’s death. The victim’s successor and his representative filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights under Article 6 (Right to a fair trial), Article 2 … Continue reading

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The ECtHR judgment on Nalbandyan v. Armenia was not executed fully: HCA Vanadzor applied to the CoE Department for the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

On November 7, 2016, HCA Vanadzor submitted to the Department for the Execution of ECtHR Judgments a reference on the execution of Nalbandyan v. Armenia judgment. 

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Whereabouts of Al. Tsverianov who suffered torture at police station are unknown

pjimage (14)As reported before, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor took on protection of the rights of Al. Tsverianov apprehended to Yerevan City Erebuni Division of RA Police on November 30, 2012 on charges of robbery and subjected to torture there.

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Further evidence on Gayane Arustamyan’s case to be submitted

gayane arustamyan1On September 24, 2016, the RA Administrative Court, presided by Judge H. Ayvazyan, carried out  trial examination of the administrative case under the RA Police claim against Gayane Arustamyan on bringing her to administrative liability and Gayane Arustamyan’s counter-claim against the RA Police to declare the RA Police actions unlawful. Note that the previous court hearing on this case was postponed due to the expired period of the power of attorney of the RA Police representative.

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The appeal of the aggrieved party on the case of the teacher who inflicted on her student injury of an eye was granted partially

մեսրոպAs reported before, on July 27, 2016, the RA Court of Criminal Appeals partially granted the appeal submitted by the aggrieved party on the case of Mesrop Khachatryan, an 8th-grade student who lost one of his eyes and his eyesight at the High School of Sevan town in Gegharkunik marz (region) on December 9, 2014, and reversed the ruling of the General Jurisdiction Court of Gegharkunik marz (region), RA, dated April 25, 2016 with regard to the material damage compensation.

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