Systemic Changes Needed to Protect Rights of People with Mental Illnesses
April 15, 13:00

People with mental health problems need systemic reforms from a human rights perspective, with amended legislative regulations, said human rights defenders at the Media Center hosted discussion. The discussion featured the investigation of Zhuleta Amarikyan’s lawsuit. Two years ago Zhuleta Amarikyan – according to her lawyer Tigran Hayrapetyan – was taken to Avan Psychiatric Center upon her relatives’ request (they are alleged to intend to take Amarikyan’s property and finances). The court decided on an application for compulsory treatment order. During the twenty-eight days Amarikyan spent in the psychiatric center she suffered from torture and inhuman treatment, the lawyer said.

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