Police actions against protester Taron Siradeghyan were unlawful: the Court of Appeals upheld the appeal15:30, February 25, 2017 | News, Own news | Freedom of Assembly and Association
On February 24, 2017, the RA Administrative Court of Appeals, presided by judge A. Sargsyan, and in the presence of judges A. Abovyan and A. Babyan, announced its ruling on the appeal of defendant and counter-plaintiff Taron Siradeghyan and his representative, Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at Yerevan Office of HCA Vanadzor, against the RA Administrative Court’s judgment of March 2, 2016.
The RA Administrative Court of Appeals, having examined the RA Police claim against T. Siradghyan on imposing administrative sanctions under Article 182 of the RA Code on Administrative Offences and T. Siradeghyan’s counter-claim against the RA Police and the appeal against the lower court’s judicial act on the claim to declare the police actions unlawful, ruled to grant the appeal and reverse and change the RA Administrative Court’s judgment of 2 March 2016.
In particular, the Court rejected the claim on imposing administrative sanctions on T. Siradeghyan and granted T. Siradeghyan’s counter-claim by declaring the RA Police actions unlawful in terms of violating T. Siradeghyan’s rights to liberty and security of person.
The Court ruled to seize from the RA Police 4.000 AMD in favor of T. Siradeghyan as compensation of the previously paid state duty for the counter-claim and 10.000 AMD in favor of the RA state budget as state duties postponed by the RA Administrative Court of Appeals.