Human Rights Defense
On April 17-18, the HCA Vanadzor held a workshop in Aghveran on Principle of Equality and Challenges of Discrimination in RA, with the financial support of the OSF-Armenia. The workshop aimed to raise awareness among the staff of the RA MoH psycho-neurologic facilities and RA MoJ penitentiary facilities, lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders of human rights, principle of equality, forms and challenges of discrimination through enhanced knowledge and exchange of experience. The workshop was attended by representatives of the RA Ministry of Justice Penitentiary Department and offices, RA Ministry of Health Inpatient Medical Care Policy Department and psycho-neurologic facilities, journalists, lawyers and civic activists.
On March 14, 2015, the HCA Vanadzor held training in Yerevan on the Role of the Mass Media and NGOs in Combating Torture for journalists and human rights defenders. The training was facilitated by Georgian experts, Tina Tsomaya and Nino Danelia, lecturers at the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management (CSJMM), Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). The training aimed to improve the professional capacities of journalists and human rights defenders in absolute prohibition of torture and other manifestations of ill-treatment.
On April 7, 2015, since 6:30 am the RA National Security Service and the RA Investigative Committee have carried out on the whole territory of the Republic of Armenia the so-called “Capture” (Russian: «Захват», Armenian: «Գերևարում») operation accompanied by searches in the apartments of the Founding Parliament Members, their apprehension and arrests.
Обвиняемый в убийстве семьи Аветисян должен был находиться в руках армянских властей, однако российская сторона отказалась выполнять договоренности с Арменией, утверждают армянские юристы и правозащитники.
In August-December 2014, the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor implemented the Promoting Local Human Rights Activism Project funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Armenia. The Project covered human rights, journalism and activism trainings in eight cities in eight marzes (regions), namely Ashtarak, Armavir, Artashat, Gavar, Goris, Yeghegnadzor, Ijevan and Charentsavan.
On October 2, 2014, the HCA Vanadzor filed a crime report to the RA General Prosecutor’s Office to reveal and hold liable the persons responsible for the inadequate medical aid provided to Erik Eksuzyanm a resident of Dsegh village, RA Lori Marz (region).