The trial is almost over: there are many questions remain
06.09.2012 | News
The trial on the case of theft committed from the «Moscow» cinema lasted for more than 2.5 years underwent pivotal changes in recent months. One of the defendants, Stepan Hovakimyan gave a self-incriminating testimony. While the prosecutor Ashot Galstyan refused the charges brought against Vahram Кerobyan on the court session of September 6.
Injures were found on the body after confession
24.07.2012 | Point of View
Arman Davtyan is in pre-trial detention for theft but hopes that the court will prove him not guilty. He emphasizes that did not commit a crime, and his confession was obtained through torture. He states that the people, who gave testimonies against him - his partner Sona Mkrtchyan and friend Arthur Manukyan - also were tortured. According to him, the car loudspeakers, the stolen object, which was found at their home, was implanted by the police, and everything happened according to a planned scenario.
“The case is faked-up”, assures the lawyer commenting the complaint he lodged with the Court of Appeal
21.07.2012 | Point of View
The verdict dated July 20 of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork Marash administrative districts of Yerevan on imprisonment of four young activists from Armenian National Congress (ANC) will be appealed until August 22 in the RA Court of Appeal, defense lawyer of the activists Stepan Voskanyan told www.hra.am.
Violence at the police was concealed by superficial Investigation
17.07.2012 | Point of View
The judge Gayane Karakhanyan decided not to eliminate decision of the investigator. Thereby, the fact of torture occurred at the Vagharshapat police department is not investigated properly.
A judgment on lifer Arsen Artsruni’s case: the sentence remained unchanged
12.07.2012 | Point of View
On July 12 the court of general jurisdiction of Erebuni and Noubarashen administrative districts (judge Vladimir Grigoryan) published the judicial act, according to which the decision made in1996 by the RA Supreme Court on Arsen Artsruni’s case would be reconsidered and complied with the 222 Article first part of the RA Criminal Code (banditry) and the 1st point of the 2nd part of Articles 38-104 (murder of two or more people), and the criminal punishment of life sentence towards him will remain unchanged.
Juvenile Justice: Reform suggestions
09.07.2012 | Point of View
“While administering Juvenile Justice it is important that juveniles are not involved in criminal proceedings and alternative measures should be enforced, the justice should move from penal to restorative functions. The work with juveniles should include psychologists, social workers”, believes Penal Reform International Regional Director Tsira Chanturia.
Range of judgments against Armenia are excepted in near future
02.07.2012 | Interview
Interview with the member of the Chamber of Advocates Lusine Sahakyan
When the victim is becoming a defendant
13.06.2012 | News
On June 12 a criminal case has been instituted against the observer of the Helsinki Association Arman Veziryan under the Article 118 of the RA Criminal Code (battery or committal of other violent actions). A preventive measure of written obligation not leave a place was applied to him.
A comprehensive complaint on Hovhakimyan’s case was sent to the European Court of Human Rights
30.05.2012 | News
The case of Stepan Hovhakimyan who is charged with burglary in the Cinema Moscow and is kept in detention for almost 28 months, is sent to the European Court of Human Rights.
Complaint on violation of Gevorg Kotsinyan’s right to life will be sent to European Court of Human Rights
25.05.2012 | News
On 17 May, 2012 the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia decided that the complaints brought by the sides of the case of military servant Gevorg Kotsinyan’s death be returned to the applicants.