Information Note On the Procedure of the reports, information requests regarding the crimes during the April events of 2018

An information note on the procedure of the reports, information requests regarding the crimes during the period of April 17-25 of 2018 and after that has been elaborated by the Organization.

9 reports on crime regarding the application of violence against the participants and the journalists covering the peaceful assemblies, illegal detention to the police stations, keeping the latter more than as prescribed by law were submitted to the RA Special Investigation Service, RA Police The “Protection of Rights without Borders” NGO.

On the grounds of the presented reports, 2 criminal case have been instituted, by two cases materials have been elaborated, after which the institution of the proceeding of the criminal case has been rejected on the ground of lack of crime, 4 criminal case have been joined to other cases for a mutual solution, the institution of the proceeding of one criminal case has been rejected, after which it was appealed. The court made a decision on the rejection of the case on the ground of lack of crime.

The Organization filed 19 information requests to detect the restriction of the freedom of movement, the procedure of the criminal cases, the fact of providing the investigators with the questionnaire in advance, to obtain the administrative proceeding materials, to obtain the registration sheets of the first aid provided to the citizens, the hard copies of the disease history, as well as the hard copies of the epicrisis.

The Organization advocates filed 2 letters to the body in charge of conducting the preliminary investigation, where additional factual circumstances were presented to make the latter as the a matter of investigation within the scope of the instituted criminal case.

The Organization advocates presented also recommendations against the decisions made in regard to application of detention as a preventive measure, motions on the discontinuation of the proceeding of the criminal case, complaints on the legitimacy of the arrest, applications on the demand of compensation for non-material damage as a result of non-legitimate applications.

 

Information Note On the Procedure of the reports, information requests regarding the crimes during the April events of 2018