THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE CASE ON A GROUP ATTACK AGAINST A PERSON ENDED
On June 3, 2020 A.A. (name is changed) reported to the police about having been beaten by a group of people. The Shengavit Investigative Division of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia made a decision about initiating proceedings in the case, on July 6 2020.
Ara Gharagyozyan, attorney of New Generation Humanitarian NGO was involved in the case.
On April 6, 2021 the preliminary investigation of the case ended and the case was sent to court.
On April 15, 2021 V.L. Grigoryan, the judge of the Court of General Jurisdiction of First Instance of Yerevan city, Republic of Armenia, made a decision about setting the case for hearing.
The court hearing of the case has not been scheduled yet.
New Generation Humanitarian NGO will publish further information on the progress of the case when available.
Pre-history of the case:
On July 15, 2020, RA citizen A.A. applied to New Generation Humanitarian NGO. The latter informed that on June 3, 2020, he and his friends were in their country house in Yerevan. A group of people attacked A.A.’s house, demanding with bad language that A.A, and his friends left the house, in connection with the latter’s alleged sexual orientation and gender identity. An argument started, after which those people hit on different parts of A.A.’s body with their hands, feet and stones, causing bodily injuries around the head.
On the same day, A.A. submitted a report on the incident to the Police of the Republic of Armenia. On June 29, 2020, by the decision of the senior investigator of Shengavit division of the RA police, a criminal case was launched based on the materials prepared by A.A.’s report, under the 117 Article of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia, and the case was sent to the Shengavit Investigative Division of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia for preliminary investigation. On July 6, 2020 a decision about initiating proceedings in the case was made by the Shengavit Investigative Division of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia.
A.A. was recognized victim of the case ։ Ara Gharagyozyan, attorney of New Generation Humanitarian NGO was involved in the case. A.A. was recognized as victim of the case.
On October 14, 2020 a forensic psychological examination was assigned to one of the accused – G.S. According to the forensic medical report received on March 3, 2021 the accused is considered partially sane and is subject to criminal liability.