On September 22-25, 2016 by the assignment of RA Human Rights Defender the representatives of the Defender’s Office visited Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions.
Unannounced visits were made to the arrest and pre-trial detention facilities, institutions executing criminal punishment, as well as to military units located in the mentioned regions to with the aim of getting acquainted with the conditions of detention facilities, of examining the existence opportunities to realize the rights of persons at compulsory detention facilities, raising the existing issues and proposing solutions.
Private conversations were held with the persons at compulsory detention facilities, as well as persons undergoing military service at military units. Detailed examinations of respective documents were conducted.
During the visit, meetings took place with the persons who had addressed complaints to RA Human Rights Defender. Several of the raised questions were addressed and solved on the spot.
Questions requiring more detailed discussion and examination are in the phase of finalization. Clarifications will be requested from respective authorities in accordance with the prescribed procedure.