08.04.2017 | According to the decision of the prosecutor, a criminal case was initiated on the fact of death of convicted Hrachya Gevorgyan, serving sentence in penitentiary

On April 5, 2017 at 18:00 the division of the Vagharshapat Armavir regional department  of the RA Police received a call from the criminal correctional institution "Armavir" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, that the convict of the same institution Hrachya Henzel Gevorgyan suddenly died in the corridor of the residential area of the criminal correctional institution "Armavir" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

By the prepared materials regarding the death of Hrachya Gevorgyan it was revealed that on March 31, 2017 the convicted,  with a diagnosis of "astheno-neurotic syndrome, encephalopathy, acute disorder of cerebral circulation" was taken first to the penitentiary institution "Hospital for convicts" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia, then to the medical center "St. Gregory the Enlightener", where he was diagnosed with  diseases "hepatitis C", "hepatic-cellular insufficiency," "mental and behavioral disorders associated with drug addiction."


Just one day later, on April 1, 2017 the convict was discharged from the medical center "St. Gregory the Enlightener" and was again transferred to the penitentiary institution "Hospital for Convicts" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.


On April 1, 2017 the convicted Hrachya Gevorgyan passed a medical examination in the penitentiary institution "Hospital for Convicts",  as a result of which he was diagnosed with the disease "mental and behavioral disorders associated with drug addiction" , it was noted that he does not need in-patient treatment and he has the phenomenon of Aggravation, by the same reason on the same day the convict was moved to the criminal correctional institution "Armavir" of the РА Ministry of Justice, where on April 5, 2017, at 17:05 he died.


Considering the fact that the factual data contained in the materials knowingly give grounds for believing that it is possible that the death of a convicted person could be negligently caused by default or improper performance of professional duties of medical care and service performers, as a result of negligent or careless attitude towards them, and this fact is a subject to verification by a  full, impartial and thorough investigation.


According to the prepared materials on the fact of the death of Hrachya Gevorgyan on  April 7, 2017 , the decision was made by the prosecutor of Prosecutor's office of Armavir region about initiating a criminal case under part 2 article 130 of the RA Criminal code.


Due to the necessity to ensure full, objective and comprehensive examination of the criminal case, the  RA Prosecutor General assigned the preliminary investigation to the RA Special Investigation Service .


As for the information published in mass media by representatives of the convict's lawyer and human rights organizations, that allegedly Hrachya Gevorgyan mentioned about his  poisoning in  the penitentiary institution "Hospital for convicts" , it is reported that in connection with  the materials prepared by the statements of the mother of the convict, addressed to the RA  Prosecutor General about the deterioration of her son's health, about rendering him inadequate medical care, yet on March 22, 2016, a decision was made by the prosecutor of Yerevan city to eliminate the decision of the body of inquiry dated 26 February 2016 to reject the initiation of criminal case on the basis of materials and on the initiation of criminal case on the grounds of Part 1, Art. 130 of the RA Criminal Code.


To clarify a number of circumstances of particular importance in this criminal case, which is being investigated in the investigation department of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of the Investigation Department of Yerevan city of the RA Investigative Committee on September 13, 2016 a forensic medical examination was appointed.


The preliminary investigation of the criminal case continues.

 

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