Human Rights Commission Concerned Over October 27 Case

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Presidential Human Rights Commission expressed its concern to the President over the fact that military units were searching citizens and their cars in Yerevan and its suburbs in the wake of the October 27 events. They also expressed concern over the fact that the criminal case initiated in connection with the National Assembly shootings is being administered by the Military Procurator’s Office of Armenia–said Commission Secretary Hovhannes Asrian–a lawyer.

Talking to Noyan Tapan–Asrian the army has never been empowered to search civilians and their cars–and their actions are unconstitutional.

According to Asrian–the statute of the Military Procurator’s Office stipulates the trends and tasks of the Military Procurator’s Office’s activities and unambiguously states that the Military Procurator’s Office must see to servicemen only. Thus–placing the Military Procurator’s Office in charge of the criminal case in connection with the October 27 events goes against legislation of the Republic of Armenia–Asrian remarked.

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