Right to be free from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment

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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Complaint of M. Kirakosyan, ‘Electric Yerevan’ protest participant affected by police actions, was rejected

4983Under the examination of the complaint against the RA Special Investigation Service decision on discontinuing the criminal proceedings initiated based on ‘Electric Yerevan’ protest participant Mikayel Krakosyan’s crime report on apprehension by force from the protest venue and getting injuries, on May 11, 2017 the General Jurisdiction Court of Arabkir and Kanaker-Zeytun administrative districts held a next-in-turn court hearing when it announced its ruling.  

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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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