On May 11, at 2:30 pm, the Media Center organized a discussion on the topic "Incidents of Self-Harm in Penitentiaries and Peculiarities of Psychological Work with Prisoners" with the participation of a group of public observers carrying out public control in penitentiary institutions and bodies of the RA Ministry of Justice.
It became known yesterday that a coronavirus was diagnosed in 5 employees of the protection department of "Vardashen" penitentiary, 28 of them are isolated, testing is being carried out.
The Media Center spoke with Arshak Gasparyan, President of the Social Justice NGO, an expert on criminal justice, prison and probation systems of the Council of Europe.
On March 30, the National Assembly passed the first reading of a package of draft laws submitted by the government that allows them to intervene in the protection of people's personal data, privacy and family life, freedom of communication, and privacy rights during the state of emergency.
The Media Center conducted a remote interview with David Sandukhchyan, resident of Canada, on "How Armenian Internet is Ready for Overloaded Work?". David Sandukhchyan is an internet lawyer and shares his concerns and vision during the interview, talks about the quality of the Armenian and world internet connection, the challenges and solutions available.
Yesterday, on March 25, the Court of Appeal partially upheld the appeals of citizen advocate Ara Gharagyozyan and prosecutor Vardges Sargsyan, overturning the Tavush District Court of First Instance's acquittal and acquitting the first verdict of acquittal.
After the state of emergency on March 16-April 14 in Armenia, media restrictions will be imposed. In particular, according to paragraph 23 of Government Decision 298-N, coronavirus information may be published by individuals and legal entities as well as by the media solely by reference to official information provided by the Paretatun. According to the statement, the sole purpose of the restriction is to exclude misleading and panic-stricken information and to prevent the spread of disinformation.