The verdict on “Mataghis” case was announced
18.12.2012 | News
The Court acquitted Araik Zalyan, Razmik Sargysan and Musa Serobyan who were accused of murdering two of their fellow conscript soldiers in 2003 at Mataghis military unit.
Human Rights Organizations are Concerned with the Administration of Justice in Armenia
14.12.2012 | Position
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), its member organisation in Armenia, the Civil Society Institute (CSI), and Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), released a briefing paper outlining serious concerns regarding the functioning of the justice system in the Republic of Armenia.
Joint Open Letter to the President of Armenia - From words to acts: putting an end to torture and ill-treatment in Armenia
30.10.2012 | News
On October 26, 2012, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) together with its member organization in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) addressed the open letter to the RA President Serzh Sargsyan calling on the Armenian authorities to take actions to put an end to torture and ill-treatment in Armenia.
The innocent person spent 2,5 years in prison
26.09.2012 | News
On 25 September, a court decision was made on the theft at the Cinema Moscow. The court, chaired by judge Mkhitar Papoyan, found Stepan Hovhakimyan guilty and sentenced him to 3 year imprisonment. The other defendant in the case, Vahram Qerobyan, was found not guilty. Thus, an innocent person was kept in Noubarashen detention prison for 2,5 yeas without any substantial evidence.
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.
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.
There is no significant progress in the fight against torture: who is guilty and what to do?
27.06.2012 | Point of View
On June 26, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, ՛՛Against Violation of Law՛՛ NGO and Civil Society Institute in cooperation with the Chamber of Advocates summoned a conference entitled “A World without Torture-2012”.
Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will visit Armenia
25.06.2012 | News
UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) will visit Armenia in 2013, said to www. hra.am member of the SPT, President of the Civil Society Institute NGO Arman Danielyan.
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.