Until the Paymasters are Punished there will be Attempts of Silencing People by Committing Acts of Violence
12.12.2014 | Point of View
On December 11, 2014 in the evening oppositionist politician Aram Manukyan, Secretary of Armenian National Congress Parliamentary Faction, was battered at the entrance to his house. According to the representatives of ANC, the unknown person was of mid height and wore a hat. He hit the parliamentary in the face without saying a word.
Civil Society Institute requested the Head of the Police to terminate its membership in the Disciplinary Committee
06.10.2014 | Position
Arman Danielyan, President of Civil Society Institute NGO asked Vladimir Gasparyan, Head of the Armenian Police to terminate his membership in the Police Disciplinary Commitee. "Taking into account the absolute inactivity of the Committee, I am convinced that it has only a formal nature and does not serve its purpose".
CSI has reported against the actions of Vagharsh Abrahamyan, the Head of the Gold Market
01.10.2014 | Position
On 1 October CSI reported to the Chief of Armenian Police and the Prosecutor on the events which had taken place several days before at Gold Market in M. Khorenatsi Street. It was claimed in the report to properly assess Head of the Market Vagharsh Abrahamyan’s actions and take measures within the jurisdiction including the institution of the criminal case.
Statement regarding the trial of Shahen Harutyunyan, Shant Harutyunyan’s son
25.09.2014 | News
EaP CSF Armenian National Platform expresses its deep resentment with the RA Prosecutor’s office indecent charges against Shahen Harutyunyan and reaffirms its assessment of Shant Harutyunyan and his son’s prosecution as a case for political persecution.
The Police Have Committed No Grave Disciplinary Violations: The Police’s Response to CSI President’s Message
09.07.2014 | Point of View
The juridical office clarifies: “A committee sitting has not been held yet since the disciplinary violations committed by the policemen involved in maintaining public order during the assemblies were not grave. The case was examined in accordance with the law without presenting it to the discussion of the Committee”.
"Maintaining public order by the police does not mean to beat the citizens": Ombudsman's response
24.06.2014 | Point of View
Maintaining public order by the police does not mean to beat the citizens and being guided by one’s own emotions while fulfilling official duties is an indicative of low professionalism. Therefore, we expect adequate steps to be taken towards all the policemen who used disproportionate force against the participants of the demonstration, stated RA Human Rights Defender.
A. Zeynalyan: “Civil activists know their rights and police officers don’t”
20.05.2014 | Interview
Interview with Artak Zeynalyan, human rights defender, the Head of “Rule of Right” NGO.
20 persons out of all previously summoned to the police station have been arrested
06.11.2013 | News
The revolution organized yesterday by a former political prisoner, former accused of “the Case of the Seven”, Chairman of the “Tribal Religion” political party Shant Haroutyunyan, resulted in clashes and mass disorder. 38 persons were summoned to the police station.
Alleged attackers of the activists have confessed
17.09.2013 | News
The Armenian Police identified two of several persons who on had attacked civil activists Mihran Margaryan and Babken Ter-Grigoryan at the Gr. Lusavorich Str. in Yerevan 25 August, 2013. To remind, a criminal case into the attack on M. Margaryan and B. Ter-Grigoryan has been filed on the grounds of Article 118 (beating) of the Armenian Criminal Code.
The authorities have to bring the solution of issues from streets to another forum
09.09.2013 | Point of View
“If you try to raise issues by means of letters or other means, they ignore you. The authorities start to react and try to engage in a dialogue only when groups go out to streets and raise their demands, at times in an aggressive manner,” stated Artak Kirakosyan, Civil Society Institute Board Chairman at the meeting with joutnnalists on September.