Dareskizb Ltd v. Armenia (application no. 61737/08)

Facts of the case: Following the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential elections in Armenia in 2008 and an outbreak of oppositional demonstrations, a decree declaring a state of emergency in Yerevan was adopted. The Government notified the Council of Europe of the derogation from, inter alia, rights protected by Article 10 of …

Badalyan v. Azerbaijan (Application no. 51295/11)

The applicant, Artur Badalyan, is an Armenian national who was born in in 1978 and lives in Haghartsin in the Tavush region of Armenia. The case concerns the applicant’s complaint that the Azerbaijani forces arrested him near the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and held him captive for 22 months. Relying on Article 3 (prohibition …

Avanesyan v. Armenia (application no. 12999/15)

The applicant, Artur Avanesyan, is an Armenian national who was born in 1995 and lives in Masis (Armenia). The case concerns the applicant’s refusal to perform military service because, as a Jehovah’s Witness, his conscience did not allow him to serve in the army. He was convicted of draft evasion and sentenced to two years …

Khachaturov v. Armenia (Application no. 59687/17)

The applicant, a Russian national of Armenian origin, faced extradition from the Armenian authorities to Russia where criminal proceedings for attempted bribe-taking were pending against him. The applicant unsuccessfully challenged the extradition decision which became final on 30 November 2017. On that date the Court granted his request for an interim measure under Rule 39 of …

Vardan Martirosyan v. Armenia (Application no. 13610/12)

The applicant was taken into custody and charged with attempted drug smuggling. His pre-trial detention was extended on several occasions, including by decisions taken by the District Court in October and December 2011. The applicant appealed unsuccessfully against those decisions. He further alleged that statements regarding his guilt in those decisions had breached the presumption …