Azerbaijan targets to destroy both Artsakh and RA: Sakunts
During the last few days human rights activist Artur Sakunts’ interview of 2001 was actively circulated in the internet, where speaking about the regulation of Karabakh conflict, he states that compromises are necessary and that some of the occupied lands should be returned to Azerbaijan. Regarding the aforementioned subject Politik.am talked with human rights activist Artur Sakunts, Head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor, who pointed out that it was the subsequent campaign against him and the revolution.
With the support of HCA Vanadzor, 2 conscripts and 1 serviceman with health problems were exempted from military service; 3 more were declared as temporarily unfit for military service and were granted a deferment
During the summer call-up of 2016, with the support of HCA Vanadzor, one person with health problems was granted an early discharge from military service; 1 more conscript was declared as unfit for military service; 2 conscripts were declared as temporarily unfit for military service, and 2 conscripts were granted a deferment of 5 months. Criminal cases were initiated against three of them on the ground of military service evasion although all of those persons did not agree with the results of their health examinations.
The RA Ministry of Finance is to suggest applying the RA Law on Games of Chance and Casinos to ELLOTTO gaming terminals as well
In response to the letter by HCA Vanadzor, the RA State Revenue Committee informed that in the future the RA Ministry of Finance is going to submit a legislative suggestion on applying the RA Law on Games of Chance and Casinos on ELLOTTO terminals as well. This will impose restrictions on the installation places of ELLOTTO terminals.
The representative of the Judicial Department did not present any evidence of the destruction of the personal data of the participants in the court session on Zh. Sefilyan’s case
After the court session, A. Sakunts’ representative maintains that an obviously discriminatory and degrading approach was manifested towards Sakunts; the act of carrying out the search was degrading and he felt degraded.
Learning how to live and to act in free conditions
Hence, we are in the process of learning how to live and act in free conditions. On the one hand civil society has to cooperate with government; on the other, it has to continue to serve as a vigilant watchdog over the authorities to safeguard society against any possible abuses of the new government.
Human rights defender: Robert Kocharyan is not “politically persecuted”
Robert Kocharyan has not been engaged in politics recently. The separate interviews given by him do not evidence active political activity. Therefore, he should have been engaged in political activity to be subjected to political persecution.
The representative of the party carrying out construction works at Vanadzor’s Artsakh Park did not show up at the Court
Today, the representative of the third party did not show up at the Court due to having another court session in Yerevan. He had informed the Court about this and asked to adjourn the session. The parties did not object.
The persons accused of using violence against journalist Narine Avetisyan plead not guilty
Before proceeding with the trial, N. Avetisyan’s representative S. Soghomonyan filed a motion for the aggrieved party to hand over her mobile phone, which is considered as material evidence. The parties did not object, and the Court ruled to uphold the motion and to give N. Avetisyan’s mobile phone to her on the condition of submitting it to the Court at the request of the Court if needed.
Sakunts: Only through constitutional amendments is it possible to neutralize the danger of not resisting the temptation of power
“Even in the case of the most perfect Constitution, nobody has guarantees that no group will seize power,” Artur Sakunts, Chairman of Helsinki Citizens’ Assemby-Vanadzor, mentioned in the press conference held today.