Right to be free from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment

The European Court of Human Rights has accepted the complaint filed by HCA Vanadzor on the case of the killed servicemen and has addressed questions to the RA Government

pjimage (39)On August 28, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights commenced proceedings and addressed its questions to the parties based on the complaint of the legal successors of servicemen Robert Hovhannisyan and Andranik Sargsyan, who were killed in the NKR Defense Army on July 28, 2010.

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Penitentiary Department officers “assure” that the person accused of preparing Don Pippo’s attempted murder is not in danger

pjimage (37)As we informed before, on October 6, 2017 HCA Vanadzor applied to RA Justice Minister D. Harutyunyan to ensure the security of Arkadi Kochinyan accused of organizing the attempted murder of crime boss Artur Asatryan (Don Pippo).  

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Defense counsel insists that young men charged with theft were forced to provide self-confession testimony; the case is in court (video)

Karine GasparyanT. Grigoryan and Z. Naslyan were arrested and then detained on charges of committing a theft in July, 2017 and currently are kept at ‘Vanadzor’ penitentiary facilities. The charges are based on their self-confession testimonies which the accused later denied.

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Police officials visited a person in detention facilities and urged him to assume responsibility for 3 theft cases

e591836baf83ecca562e5e64797063f2By deciding to suspend the criminal proceedings, investigator for high-profile cases S. Avetisyan bypassed the fact of abuse of power by the investigator in charge of the proceedings and the police officials. Also, the impact of the police actions on A. H. was not examined, especially given that during the questioning he noted that his fear of police officers deepened after the incident.

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European Court of Human Rights to examine the complaint under the case of journalist Gayane Arustamyan, victim of police actions

pjimage (35)The European Court of Human Rights received the complaint under the case of journalist Gayane Arustamyan who was arrested on May 7, 2015 and suffered inhuman and degrading treatment and physical violence by the police.

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Police officers to be questioned as well under protestor V. Petrosyan’s case

download (7)On September 8, 2017 the RA Administrative Court resumed examining the case of V. Petrosyan, who took part in the protest in Mashtots Avenue in March 2016.  

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RA SIS started a new examination of a crime report on ‘Mataghis’ case submitted back in 2005

Following the crime report submitted on ‘Mataghis’ case back on December 12, 2005, the Department for Examination of Torture and Crimes against Humanity, RA Special Investigation Service, initiated criminal proceedings under Article 309(2), RA Criminal Code /abuse of official power by use of violence/. Arayik Zalyan was declared a victim under the proceedings. While in its judgment of March 17, … Continue reading

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The student lost his eye and eyesight, and the state imposed only a minor fine; the case of the student from Sevan got to ECHR too

միեդ-472x265The representatives of Mesrop Khachatryan, the student who lost his eye as a result of his teacher’s violent actions, filed a complaint to ECHR on July 19, 2017. In the basis of the complaint is the Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights which provides the right to stay away from torture.

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Requirement to prosecute protestors is based on the explanations of police officers

download (7)In response to T. Siradeghyan’s question on the evidence proving that any order was issued to V. Petrosyan, S. Melikyan mentioned that there was no such evidence, except for the explanations of the police officers.

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After Cassation Court reversed the judicial act, the complaint under ‘Mataghis’ case is again in first instance court

դատToday, on June 9, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan city started examination of the complaint filed on January 8, 2006 under ‘Mataghis’ case.

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Police demands to prosecute protesters for obstructing the normal course of the assembly, but provides no relevant records

hasmik-evoyanOn June 6, 2017 the RA Administrative Court resumed examination of the claim by the Police against protester Hasmik Evoyan and the counter-claim on declaring the police actions unlawful.

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Protester V. Petrosyan’s representative demands to suspend the proceedings

download (7)On May 29, 2017 the RA Court of Appeals resumed examination of protester Vahram Petronsyan’s case.

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