Yesterday it became known, that the European Court of Human Rights registered the complaint-applications on the cases of the representatives of “Heritage Party” Hovsep Khurshudyan, David Sanasaryan, Armen Martirosyan and Vahagn Ghumashyan.
On July 12 of 2017, the “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO in cooperation with a number of advocates applied to the ECHR. In the interview, Haykuhi Harutyunyan the President of the NGO mentioned that Article 18 of the Convention was applied for the first time, according to which the state used detention as a preventive measure for other purposes.
“We stated and presented, that the state had other purposes, rather than the ones as prescribed for the restriction of the right to liberty of the Convention. It was mentioned in the complaint-application, that Hovsep Khurshudyan, David Sanasaryan, Armen Martirosyan and Vahagn Ghumashyan were people who had political oppositional views and the latter were subjected to that punishment and to criminal persecution, since the latter dared to raise their oppositional views”.
As a proof to the above mentioned, the circumstance of the political decision was presented, since at the moment when the international organizations presented an obvious demand to eliminate the detention applied against the above mentioned people, the decision on the signature replacement of detention as a preventive measure made by the Court of Appealed was followed.