Shant Harutyunyan Archives
Police should be a supportive body and not a force dismissing peaceful protestors: A discussion about the right of civil disobedience
On November 5, a year ago, Shant Harutyunyan and a number of his supporters moved from the Freedom Square to the Presidential Residence wearing Guy Fox masks but due to the clashes with the Police on Mashtots avenue they were arrested and sentenced to 6 years in prison.
The right to civil disobedience, freedom of assembly and association, freedom of movement, freedom of speech, conscience, thought and freedom of religion make part of the incomplete list of the rights retained by each individual, person and citizen, regardless of their place of residence, nationality, ethnic origin, gender and sexual orientation, education, social status and the nature of the dominant regime in the country. A person is entitled to make independent decisions, express his/her opinions freely, defend his/her right to freedom and if necessary, oppose illegality.
2014 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, Working Session 5, Wednesday 24 September 2014: Rule of Law 2 Unfair trials used to clamp down on dissent in countries of the former Soviet space
EU EaP CSF ARMENIAN NATIONAL PLATFORM POSITION On the Decision of the RA Authorities to Join the Customs /Eurasian Economic Union
It has been a year since the RA President Serzh Sargsyan announced about Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union and participate in the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU), which in practice meant failure of the initialed Association Agreement with the EU- a plan that was developed in four-year-long intensive and productive negotiations between the RA and EU.
On July 23, 2014, the first instance court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan, RA, presided by the judge, M. Martirosyan, continued the proceedings on the case of Shant Harutyunyan and others detained on November 5, 2013. At the hearing, the court questioned another 3 police officers considered as the aggrieved party.