YPC Weekly Newsletter

2009


HEALTH CONDITION OF “ZHAMANAK” CHIEF EDITOR DETERIORATED

On July 22 RA Human Rights
Defender Armen Harutiunian referred with a letter to RA Minister of
Justice Gevorg Danielian requesting to arrange proper health
examination of Arman Babajanian, Chief Editor of “Zhamanak” daily.
Arman Babajanian, sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment for document
fraud to evade mandatory military service, is at the “Hospital for
Convicts” for already two weeks.

The reason for
addressing the Minister of Justice became the visit of the ombudsman’s
representatives to the Hospital on July 21. Arman Babajanian expressed
a concern that by the moment his term of detention expires (September
16, 2009), he can irreversibly miss the chance to improve the health
condition.