Armenia

Armenia. Alleged arbitrary detention and harassment of members of the Jehovah's Witnesses community.

Communications report of special procedures*

Communications sent, 1 June 2011 to 30 November 2011
Replies received, 1 August 2011 to 31 January 2012

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According to the information received, members of the Jehovah's Witnesses community had been facing harassment, as well as the imprisonment of the following 72 Jehovah's Witnesses:

Annual Activity Report 2011 by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights

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1.2 Visits.

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Visit to Armenia.

(…) Regarding the right to conscientious objection, the Commissioner emphasised the urgent need to develop a genuinely civilian service option in Armenia, and recom­mended the release of all conscientious objectors imprisoned because of non-performance of military service.

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CommDH(2012)1
Source: https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=1895365

Case of Bukharatyan v. Armenia

THIRD SECTION

CASE OF BUKHARATYAN v. ARMENIA

(Application no. 37819/03)

JUDGMENT

STRASBOURG

10 January 2012

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

In the case of Bukharatyan v. Armenia,

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of:

Josep Casadevall, President,
Corneliu Bîrsan,
Alvina Gyulumyan,
Egbert Myjer,
Ineta Ziemele,
Luis López Guerra,
Mihai Poalelungi, judges,

Case of Tsaturyan v. Armenia

THIRD SECTION

CASE OF TSATURYAN v. ARMENIA

(Application no. 37821/03)

JUDGMENT

STRASBOURG

10 January 2012

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

In the case of Tsaturyan v. Armenia,

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of:

Josep Casadevall, President,
Corneliu Bîrsan,
Alvina Gyulumyan,
Egbert Myjer,
Ineta Ziemele,
Luis López Guerra,
Mihai Poalelungi, judges,
and Santiago Quesada, Section Registrar,

Harutyun Khachatryan

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 27 Jul 2011
End of detention:
  • 27 Nov 2013
Country:
  • Armenia
Description:
  • Jehovah's Witness CO. Imprisoned for refusing to perform military service (article 327, para I), awaiting trial. Released in conscientious objector prisoner amnesty.

Harutyun Khachatryan

Country:
  • Armenia
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Edouard Sargsyan

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 6 Aug 2011
End of detention:
  • 5 Aug 2013
Country:
  • Armenia
Description:
  • Jehovah's Witness CO. Sentenced to 24 months for refusing to perform military service (article 327, para I)

Edouard Sargsyan

Country:
  • Armenia
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Garegin Avetisyan

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 19 Jul 2011
End of detention:
  • 27 Nov 2013
Country:
  • Armenia
Description:
  • Jehovah's Witness CO. Sentenced to 30 months for refusing to perform military service (article 327, para I). Released early in conscientious objector prisoner amnesty.

Garegin Avetisyan

Country:
  • Armenia
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


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