The Military Commissariat of Stepanavan equated the HCA Vanadzor advocate representing the serviceman’s interests with a law-enforcement agency and rejected the information inquiry19:55, August 2, 2018 | News, Own news | Rights of Soldiers/Recruits | Armed Forces
In a letter of July 13, 2018, Stepanavan Military Commissar Armen Eloyan rejected the information inquiry by HCA Vanadzor advocate Syuzanna Soghomonyan, referring to an order which had no connection with it. Under the order, “military commissariats provide personal files and information to other law-enforcement agencies only in the case of the existence of relevant decisions or letters in the framework of the criminal cases investigated by them.”
S. Soghomonyan submitted the inquiry on July 10, 2018 with the aim of defending the rights of her defendant, namely serviceman F. Z.
The latter was conscripted to the armed forces with health issues and periodically had complaints during military service. Through the inquiry, S. Soghomonyan requested to provide the results of F. Z.’s health examinations to provide him with legal aid.
It is beyond understanding why the Military Commissariat of Stepanavan equated the HCA Vanadzor advocate with a law-enforcement agency. In fact, the advocate’s inquiry was not interpreted correctly and the advocate’s right to receive information was violated.
S. Soghomonyan submitted an administrative complaint to RA Military Commissar Henrik Muradyan against the decision of Stepanavan’s Military Commissariat on rejecting the information inquiry. The RA Military Commissar upheld the administrative complaint and demanded in a letter of July 25, 2018 that the Military Commissariat of Stepanavan should provide the necessary information to HCA Vanadzor advocate S. Soghomonyan.
The Military Commissariat of Stepanavan has not provided the information yet. However, in today’s letter, the Commissariat informed that the serviceman’s personal file was in the hospital and, as soon as it was received back, the information would be provided.