The Ministry of Finance has been involved as a third party in the examination of the claim of the protester demanding compensation from the Police18:39, March 21, 2018 | News, Own news | Right to liberty and security
On March 14, 2018 the examination of the claim of protester Taron Siradeghyan resumed at the RA Administrative Court.
On June 23, 2014 Taron Siradeghyan participated in the assembly held near the administrative building of the RA Public Services Regulatory Commission and was subjected to administrative arrest. On February 24, 2017, after he was subjected to administrative arrest under the ruling by the RA Administrative Court, the Administrative Court of Appeal declared unlawful the actions that the police took against Taron Siradegyan during the assembly and rejected the claim of the RA Police on bringing the protester to liability.
The protester and his representative Tatevik Siradeghyan, lawyer at the representative office of HCA Vanadzor in Yerevan, claimed compensation in the amount of 465,000 AMD from the RA Police for non-pecuniary damages caused by the unlawful administration.
Earlier Chief of the RA Police V. Gasparyan had upheld in part Taron Siradeghyan’s application for the receipt of compensation in the amount of 500,000 AMD and had provided 35,000 AMD as compensation for damage. However, Taron Siradeghyan, finding the decision to be groundless and considering that the application should have been fully upheld, applied to the court with the claim to receive the remaining amount of the compensation.
At the previous court hearing, the court announced that the RA Ministry of Finance had submitted an application on being involved in the case as a third party; thus, on that ground, the court hearing was adjourned.
Both Narek Simonyan, the representative of the respondent, i.e. the RA Police, and Margarita Ghazaryan, the representative of the RA Ministry of Finance, showed up at the court hearing held yesterday.
After listening to the representative of the plaintiff, the respondent objected to the claim, considering as grounded the decision of the RA Police on providing compensation in the amount of 35,000 AMD.
The court obliged the respondent to submit to the court the materials of the administrative proceedings conducted on the basis of the claim.
The representative of the Ministry of Finance objected to the claim, too, and indicated that the plaintiff shall present how the compensation amount of 500,000 AMD had been counted and shall as well put forward arguments on the cause-and-effect link between the police actions and the damage inflicted.
Tatevik Siradeghyan, the representative of the plaintiff, responded that the plaintiff did not bear the obligation to substantiate the claim, and the cause-and-effect link had already been proven by the Police upholding the application for compensation at least in part.
The preliminary court hearing was thus over.
We will further inform you of the date and time of the trial.