The Helsinki Association Defender NGO expresses its strong condemnation of violations taken place during the elections of Yerevan Avagani (Assembly of Aldermen) of May 17, 2017, particularly against Zaruhi Postanjyan, the NA Deputy, a candidate for Yerevan Mayor, and her daughter Lilit Drampyan, as well as those taken place against journalists in polling stations and in RPA headquarters.
The Helsinki Association for Human Rights Protection NGO in Armenia will do auditing mission and report on April 2 during the Parliamentary elections in Armenia, particularly in Erevan, Gyumri and Vanadzor cities. For announcing about the violations of the elections' procedure contact out office: Moskovyan 8, apart 33/a, Yerevan.
Helsinki Association for Human Rights (010) 53 19 72
Today the detaine Hrachya Gevorgyan was again subjected to torture in the Nubarashen penetentiary center. His advocate Nina Karapetyants was informed about that today. When she tried to visit Hrachya, she was falsely informed that the detainee had been transferred to Armavir penitentiary center. But Nina Karapetyants has demanded a meeting with the penitentiary administration and required a visit with her client from the deputy director of the penitentiary center.
At October 24 the Helsinki Association has got an application from Epress.am news page that a resident of Vardenis Armen Yeranosyan was being hold in Nubarashen Psychiatric Penitentiary against his will for several days. After getting the news the Chairman of Helsinki Association advocate Nina Karapetyants went to NubarashenPsychiatric Penitentiary with human rights defenders and a journalist from Epress.am.
The group had a meeting with NubarashenPsychiatric Penitentiary’s director Armen Ananyan, who was trying to prove that Armen Yeranosyan was in bed psychic health estate and that he tried to jump from Kievyan Bridge. Afterwards, a psychiatrist of NubarashenVazgenArakelyan, who announced in the beginning that “he doesn’t give a shit about human rights”, joined the conversation. On the basis of Nina Karapetyans’ demand, Armen Yeranosyan (the patient) was invited to an interview in the director’s cabinet. He told that he was kept in the penitentiary against his own will, and he never wanted or tried to jump from the bridge. Yeranosyan also told that when he acted a manifestation against the government, he was called from a police station, appointed near the bridge assuring that they r going to give a solution to his problem…
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