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Officials of penitentiary use force towards a citizen and commit official forgery: criminal case is instituted
Hovhannes Ch., a convict serving his sentence at RA Ministry of Justice “Nubarashen” Penitentiary, gave a communication on the fact that on January 4, 2013 at night hours, while being in the territory adjacent to RA MJ “Sevan” Penitentiary, several officials of the establishment approached him, striking blows on different parts of his body with hands and feet and forcibly made him enter the penitentiary.
2015-06-16

Hovhannes Ch., a convict serving his sentence at RA Ministry of Justice “Nubarashen” Penitentiary, gave a communication on the fact that on January 4, 2013 at night hours, while being in the territory adjacent to RA MJ “Sevan” Penitentiary, several officials of the establishment approached him, striking blows on different parts of his body with hands and feet and forcibly made him enter the penitentiary.

In the penitentiary the officials carrying out special service continued to use force towards him demanding to confess that shortly before he had allegedly thrown narcotic drugs in the territory of the establishment. After that the investigator of the mentioned penitentiary in absence of witnesses to search drew up a false protocol on subjecting him to search and recorded that he had allegedlydiscovered from his pocket the cigarette box with the foil of which the narcotic drug thrown awaywas wrapped.

On the basis of the communication of the convict on incident of exceeding official powers combined with use of force and committing official forgery by persons carrying out special service at RA MJ “Sevan” Penitentiary a criminal case is instituted at RA Special Investigation Service pursuant to part 2, Article 309 and part 1, Article 314 of RA Criminal Code.

Preliminary investigation is carried out.

 

Note: The suspect or the accused of the alleged offence is deemed innocent unless his or her innocence is proved by virtue of the effective court verdict in the manner prescribed by the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republic of Armenia.