Tigran Yegoryan, the attorney for Athur Sargsyan, detainee of “Nubarashen” Penitentiary Institution under the RA Ministry of Justice, addressed the RA Human Rights Defender regarding Mr Sargsyan’s health problems, on December 12, 2016.
The same day carrying out the task assigned by the Human Rights Defender, the representatives of Rapid Response Department paid a visit to “Nubarashen” Penitentiary Institution, examined Mr. Sargsyan’s medical documents, as well as held a private conversation with the latter.
After a thorough examination into the issues raised in the complaint and the information received during the visit, a necessity arose for paying a repeat visit by a group including the medical specialist of the Torture and Ill-treatment Prevention Department of the Human Rights Defender’s Staff. Summing up the results of the repeat visit paid on December 13, the Human Rights Defender adopted a decree on launching an examination into the complaint presented by Mr. Sargsyan’s attorney. The Ministry of Justice has been asked to present clarifications on providing necessary medical assistance to Mr. Sargsyan.
The Human Rights Defender will continue keeping his every day immediate attention focused on the health maintenance issues of persons held in custody.