22.04.2019 | The Prosecutor's office has checked the penitentiary institutions "Hrazdan" and "Abovyan" of the RA Ministry of Justice

The Department of Supervision over Legality of Penalties and Other Means of Compulsion of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia has  conducted regular checks on the legality of the application of penalties and other coercive measures in the penitentiary institutions  "Hrazdan" and "Abovyan" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

Some violations have been  recorded in the course of inspections. A study conducted in the penitentiary institutions  "Hrazdan" and "Abovyan"  showed that the prisoners have not been not subjected to compulsory medical and preventive examinations at least once a year. Almost all the cells in the quarantine unit have not been provided with items and materials necessary for living.

Most of the reported violations have been eliminated during the checks.

During the meetings held by the Head of the  Department of Supervision over Legality of Penalties and Other Means of Compulsion of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Armenia, the administrations of the penitentiary institutions have been obliged to eliminate all other violations within a short period of time and report on the results to the RA Prosecutor's Office. During the checks, the head of the above-mentioned department of the Prosecutor General's office of the Republic of Armenia passed all the cells of the penitentiaries, talked with the persons and provided clarifications on the issues they have been interested in.