The RA police in response to the recommendations submitted by the protection of rights without borders NGO

On September 4 of 2017, the Legal Department of the RA Police responded to the information note on the criminal persecution instituted against the participants of “Sasna Tsrer” group activities and other related events, as well as the human rights violations during the trial on the case of Vahan Shirkhanyan and others elaborated by the […]

According to the report, a group of police officials launched force against a citizen

A criminal case is initiated in RA Special Investigation Service based on the materials prepared according to the report of Sevak Voskanyan, the citizen of Sevan city, Gegharkunik marz. So, Sevak Voskanyan gave a report that on 18 August 2017 he was forcefully taken into Gegharkunik marz department by a group of police officers, and […]

THE RED BERETS SUBJECTED LUSINE SAHAKYAN TO VIOLENCE: ONE DETAINEE

The situation in the yard of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Avan and Nor Nork Administrative District, where the supporters of the “Sasna Tsrer” are gathered, is tense. The advocates Lusine Sahakyan and Ara Zakaryan witnessed more than ten red berets dragging one of the protestors detained the latter, according to Inessa Petrosyan. Advocates […]

“HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA DURING JULY 17-30 OF 2016” Report Presentation Press Release

  On July 8 of 2017 at 11:30 PM, the presentation of the report on the “Human Rights Violations in Armenia on July 30 of 2017” elaborated by a number of Armenian non-governmental organizations took place at Media Initiative Center. The speakers of the report presentation were Haykuhi Harutyunyan, the President of the “Protection of […]

Journalist on visit of policemen: “They shouted, frightened my child” (video)

Early in the morning journalist of “Civilnet” Arpi Makhsudyan received unwelcomed guests, “When I walked out of the room, I saw four handsome men in our room, who were having a tense conversation with my mother-in-law and father-in-law,” the journalist told “A1+”. Unfriendly foreigners were police officers. Not willingly they explained the purpose of their […]

Criminal case of 14 defendants in Yerevan police station takeover is sent to court

YEREVAN. – The criminal case of the 14 defendants of the case into the Sasna Tsrer armed group’s takeover of a police patrol regiment building in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, has been sent to court. The Special Investigation Service on Wednesday issued a statement in this regard. Accordingly, during the takeover, armed group […]

Report ​Together for Human Rights: a Year in Review 2016 International partnership for Human rights​

Report Beaten, Burnt and Betrayed: Armenians Awaiting Accountability for Police Violence: At the request of Armenian civil society organizations IPHR dispatched a fact-finding mission to Yerevan from 28 July to 1 August to investigate the use of excessive force by Armenian police to quell predominantly peaceful protests held in the capital. The monitors interviewed victims, […]

The Ombudsman is criticized for his words on the demonstrations held in Sari Tagh

The Article is also available in Armenian. Սարի թաղ ուղևորված երթի՝ ոչ խաղաղ նպատակներ ունենալու մասին Օմբուդսմենի հայտարարությամբ իշխանությունները ցանկանում են արդարացնել ոստիկանական բռնությունները՝ մեկնաբանելով Մարդու իրավունքների պաշտպանի երեկվա պնդումը՝ «Ազատությանն» ասաց լրագրողների «Ասպարեզ» ակումբի ղեկավար Լևոն Բարսեղյանը: Վերջինս նախորդ տարվա հուլիսի 29-ին անակնկալ կերպով Սարի թաղ շարժված երթի առաջին շարքերում էր․ – «Ակնհայտորեն իշխանությունը […]

Journalist “There is a tendency of slowing down the case in the practices of Special Investigation Service”

The Article is also available in Armenian «Ակնկալիք չկա, որ խորհրդարանի ընտրության ժամանակ լրագրողներին բռնության ենթարկողների նկատմամբ արդար դատավարություն կիրականացվի»,- կարծում է խոսքի ազատության պաշտպանության կոմիտեի նախագահ Աշոտ Մելիքյանը։ Փորձագետը հիշում է 2015-ի հունիսի 23-ի «Էլեկտրիկ Երևանի», 2016-ի հուլիսին Խորենացու ու Սարի թաղի դեպքերը, երբ ոստիկանությունը հատուկ միջոցների կիրառմամբ ցրեց ցույցն ու բռնություն գործադրեց լրագրողների […]