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ECtHR received the complaints of ‘Sari Tagh’ district protesters

Mikayelyan-Ghazaryan-MIEDBy its letters of June 16 and July 12, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights stated that the ECtHR received the complaints of ‘Sari Tagh’ district protesters Gagik Mikayelyan and Hovhannes Ghazaryan.

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“If you go on filing applications and complaining, you’ll face bad consequences.” Convict alerts of threats and the Penitentiary Department denies them

Արմավիր ՔԿՀOn June 21, 2017 HCA Vanadzor got a call from Armen Shamiryan, convict at ‘Armavir’ penitentiary facilities, who said that the administration of the penitentiary facilities threatened him through their 11 staff members. “I quote the Head’s words: “If you go on filing applications and complaining, you’ll face bad consequences”, he said on phone.

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Medical and Social Expert Examination Agency granted the complaint of the woman not granted disability degree in the 8th year

images (9)Zh. Ch.’s health problems are caused by arterial pressure fluctuations. She is under constant medical surveillance. This is evidenced by the epicrises given by medical facilities. While in the recent 8 years, there were no positive changes in the woman’s health, the members of the medical and social re-examination commission did not pay any attention to it and arbitrarily decided not to grant her any disability degree.

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Compensation from the state budget or from doctors?

In the former, the representative of ‘Arabkir’ Medical Center stated that the damage was not caused by the fault of the Medical Center; it was not considered a public institution and should not provide any compensation in the sense of the RA Civil Code. Also, the Medical Center’s representative does not consider reasonable the amount of the moral damages and asks the Court to reject the claim.

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Court granted conscript’s claim; the CMC’s decision on giving deferment of 10 months to be annulled

Today, on July 28, 2017 the RA Administrative Court, presided by judge K. Baghdasaryan, announced its judgment after examination of conscript Hovhannes Mosyan’s claim against the RA Central Medical Commission’s decision.

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Witnesses questioned on the case of causing serviceman to commit suicide insist that they were guided by the investigator

DSC04704-300x200Witness A. Sargsyan said that after consulting a lawyer, he realized that he might change his testimonies provided during the preliminary investigation and decided to tell the truth during the confrontation. Upon the motion of the prosecution party, the Court disclosed the testimonies of the witness given during the preliminary investigation and then the parties asked questions on the contradictions.

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Dead serviceman Vardan Melkonyan’s family do not consider the hypothesis of suicide credible

51ad30623bf0faa350ef84989d2bdfb10bf88db013340374_809780905819635_510704764_o (1)On July 23, 2017, in the evening, the RA Ministry of Defense shared information stating that on July 23, 2017, at about 6:30 am, in the area near the RA MoD military unit № N, the body of junior sergeant, conscript soldier Vardan Melkonyan /father’s name: Artavazd/ who voluntarily left the unit, was found hung (born in 1998, Vanadzor Military Registration and Enrollment Office). To establish the circumstances of the case, investigation is in progress.

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After over than a year of alerts, the RA Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally took measures to protect the rights of RA citizen convicted in Ukraine

Լուսանկարը՝ aravot.amThe Ukraine Court of Cassation reversed the case of RA citizen Edgar Gevorgyan sentenced to life imprisonment in Ukraine and sent it to the court of first instance for re-examination. The reversal was based on the deprivation of the defendant of the right to an interpreter.

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Drafting of conscripts with health problems is the main concern of conscripts and their family members

DSC_0002On July 18 and July 20, 2017 Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly-Vanadzor initiated trainings in Ashtarak and Gyumri, respectively, on ‘Fundamentals of human rights. Rights and duties of conscripts and servicemen; legal regulations on protection of conscripts’ rights’.

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A motion challenging the constitutionality of the law on 1000 AMD will be filed with the court

download (18)The plaintiff party presented the substance and grounds of the claim and then the RA Defense Ministry’s representative M. Santrosyan stated that the Defense Ministry was not a proper defendant and asked the Court to declare the Defense Ministry an improper defendant. Plaintiff Ani Chatinyan objected to it, and then said that the plaintiff was going to motion the Court to suspend the case proceedings and file a motion with the RA Constitutional Court and asked the Court to postpone the hearing so that she might file the motion.

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The Court demanded that Central Medical Commission submitted grounds for declaring the conscript fit for service

814_originalT.M.’s representative S. Soghomonyan presented the substance and grounds of the claim. Then, considering that the issue under consideration concerned a contest claim and in that case the burden of proof was borne by the defendant party, the Court ruled to demand from the defendant RA Central Medical Commission the materials of the administrative proceedings underlying the decision on the conscript’s fitness for military service and based on that postponed the court hearing.

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Ministry of Defense declassified the Manual on Limitations on Military Service for Conscripts with Health Problems; in August it will be accessible on arlis.am

10145According to the Defense Ministry’s representative, as early as late August, the manual will be already available in arlis.am system in form of an Annex to RA Defense Minister’s Decree № 410-N of August 4. 2013.

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