The Court Acquitted a Previous Convict
08.07.2014
12:00
One of the reasons for violence, physical or moral pressure exerted in the Armenian Police is the current system of evaluating the work effectiveness. Very often in order to ensure a high index of crime disclosure the detainees are forced to admit such crimes they have not committed.

Today at the Media Center such a statement was made by Artur Sakunts, Head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office. Artur Sakunts spoke on the case of police brutality exerted against Aleksandr Tsverianov to extract confession at Erebuni police department. The press conference was attended also by Aleksandr Tsverianov.

‘At Erebuni police department Hakobyan, head of a criminal division, convinced Tsverianov to admit 16 crimes that he did not commit simply to show a higher index of crime disclosure per year,’ stated the rights activist.

Sakunts also pointed out that Tsverianov’s case is a unique one in the Armenian justice system, as it is not common to have such an acquittal notwithstanding the fact that the defendant has been previously convicted.

The lawyer also emphasized that ‘The policemen who exerted pressure on Tsverianov continue to work; meanwhile, their powers were to have been suspended immediately after the complaints.’

Aleksandr Tsverianov himself said that a year ago when he was detained he filed a complaint but one of the SIS workers Harutyunyan visited him and tried to persuade him to abandon the complaint. In response to the question whether they intend to apply to the European Court of Human Rights Tsverianov assured that they would.

On the morning of November 30, 2012 the police officers took Aleksandr Tsverianov to the police station of Erebuni, accusing him of several robberies which happened in Erebuni district. Since Tsverianov did not admit the accusation, the police extracted the confession from the suspect.

After Tsverianov’s justification on May 30, 2014, a criminal case of official privilege abuse was opened upon Al. Tsverianov’s application.

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