18.01.2019 | Clarification on the criminal case against Samvel Mayrapetyan

Some media, social networks, in order to manipulate public opinion and cast a shadow on the functioning of the criminal prosecution bodies, some circles spread disinformation that the European Court of Human Rights has recorded a violation of the rights of the applicant Samvel Mayrapetyan in the case of “Mayrapetyan v. Armenia”.

 

The Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia considers it necessary to clarify that the information disseminated is not true.

 

Satisfying the petition in accordance with the 39th provision of the statute of the court on the use of an intermediate tool (interim measures) is aimed at ensuring the progress of the proceedings and in no way can be considered as stating the fact of violation of the applicant's rights.

 

The use of interim measures under rule 39 of the Code is quite common in the practice of the European Court of Justice, including when considering complaints received from other Council of Europe member states, as well as from the Republic of Armenia.

 

By the decision of the European Court in the case of Mayrapetyan v. Armenia dated  January 17, the European Court, without registering the fact of violation of any law, requires an immediate guarantee that the applicant will receive adequate medical care in accordance with his health and doctor’s instructions.