Today, on November 4, 2021, the ECHR published the case of Petrosyan vs Azerbaijan.
The applicant, Artush Petrosyan, is an Armenian national who was born in 1957 and lives in Chinari (Armenia). His son, Karen Petrosyan, born in 1981, lived with him in Chinari, close to the border with Azerbaijan. On 7 August 2014 his son crossed the border into Azerbaijan and was captured by the Azerbaijani armed forces. He died while in captivity. Relying on Article 2 (right to life), Article 3 (prohibition of torture), Article 5 (right to liberty and security), Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life), Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention, the applicant complains that his son was tortured and killed in illegal detention, that his body was not repatriated in a timely manner, that there was no effective investigation and that the alleged violations occurred as a result of discrimination based on ethnic origin. Violation of Article 2 (investigation and right to life) Violation of Article 3 in respect of Karen Petrosyan Violation of Article 3 in respect of the applicant Just satisfaction: non-pecuniary damage: EUR 40,000 costs and expenses: EUR 8,37