DECISION MADE BY THE CENTRAL DEPARTMENT OF THE RA POLICE WAS APPEALED BY IN THE ORDER OF EXCELLENCE
On March 9, 2022, New Generation Humanitarian NGO (NGNGO) applied to the RA Police at the request to launch relevant legal process on the case of the statements made live on the Facebook social network on March 6, 2022.
On March 29, 2022, the NGNGO received the decision of H. Gasparyan, Senior Investigator of the Central Division of the Yerevan City Department of the RA Police. The investigator decided to reject the initiation of a criminal case was on the grounds of lack of corpus delicti.
NGNGO appealed the above-mentioned decision to the RA Prosecutor’s Office in the order of excellence.
The Organization will provide additional coverage on the process.
The pre-history of the case
On March 6, 2022 at about 18: 20 a user named “Helen Helen Hakobovna” had a live broadcast on his page on the Facebook social network, during which, in addition to numerous insults, he voiced public calls for violence, in particular, he threatened to burn homosexual persons. The user openly declared his intention to commit physical acts, and also voiced calls for violence.
New Generation Humanitarian NGO submitted a report on the crime to the RA Police.
The Yerevan Police Department of the RA informed in a reply letter that the report of the NGNGO was sent to the Central Department of the Yerevan City Police Department to resolve the investigation.
Article 226.2 of the RA Criminal code
Public calls, public justification or propaganda on violence conditioned by the gender, race, skin color, ethnic or social origin, genetic characteristics, language, religion, worldview, political or other views, ethnic minority, property status, birth, disability, age or other personal or social circumstances of a person or group of persons, if the features of the crimes provided for in Part 4 of Article 225, Articles 226, 226.1, 301, 385, 397.1 are missing, shall be punished by a fine in the amount of fifty-hundred fold to hundred and fifty-hundred of the minimum salary or by detention for a term of maximum two months or by imprisonment for a term of maximum a year.