19:00, December 18, 2015
I am a life-term prisoner from the Republic of Armenia, whose destiny is somewhat similar to yours, the only difference being that your struggle for the recognition of a judicial mistake yielded its results long ago, while mine still lingers.
20:50, November 09, 2015
Soghomon Kocharyan, the Artsakh War vet released after serving 21 years of a life sentence for murder on health reasons on October 22 and who passed away yesterday will be buried at the Yerablour Military Memorial Cemetery outside Yerevan this Wednesday.
12:26, November 08, 2015
Soghomon Kocharyan, released for health reasons on October 22 after serving 20 years in prison, succumbed to a number of illnesses and passed away last night in a Yerevan hospital.
14:21, June 08, 2015
Stepan Grigoryan, serving a life sentence in Armenia’s Nubarashen Detention Facility and now in his sixth day of a hunger strike, has petitioned the courts to overturn a decision by the prison authorities to postpone, by one year, a review of his conditional release.
14:34, May 01, 2015
Now, as back then, I still believe that if the two had the chance to see each other more often Suzy wouldn’t have chosen to end her life so tragically. Soghomon believes this as well. When they take me out to the yard for exercise, I sometimes bump into Soghomon and talk to him for a few minutes. It’s during these brief encounters that Soghomon has told me so.
14:57, April 10, 2015
Every day, I set about to bring my day of return closer yet. I clearly picture myself walking to the Slavonic University and the Hetq office. Thus, I ask that you reserve a spot for me near the window. I long for the sun’s light and warmth, and cordial human contact.
11:20, December 01, 2014
The appeal of Soghomon Kocharyan, now serving his 20th year in prison for the murder of an Iranian citizen, to have his case reopened will be reviewed by a Yerevan court on December 5.
13:12, November 10, 2014
The four inmates, who share a cell with Iskandaryan, have written to department of corrections head Artour Osikyan saying that the inmate, who lost a leg while serving in the army, gets bouts of unconsciousness and recently fell causing injury to his face and hands.
10:40, October 06, 2014
Hetq continues its coverage of the case of 26 year-old Ashot Shahzadyan who recently ended a forty day hunger strike to protest his guilty sentence of the attempted rape and murder of 58 year-old Gayaneh Asoyan.
12:09, September 29, 2014
Ashot Shahzadyan, sentenced to twenty years for the murder of a fellow villager, told Hetq that he recently ended a forty day hunger strike after his mother pleaded with him.
12:12, September 24, 2014
The following letter was written by Rouben Amatouni, now serving a seven year sentence at the Kosh Correctional Facility after being found guilty of robbing a gasoline station employee, at gunpoint, of 143,000 AMD.
12:40, April 04, 2014
Resident of Berd, Tavush Province, Avetik Tumanyan, like most boys his age, was drafted into the army when he turned 18. He served just one year in the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army before being sentenced to life imprisonment at the age of 19 (the Court of Appeals later changed the ruling to 15 years in prison).
09:53, March 27, 2014
Almost 10 years ago, three young men, Artur Kocharyan, Avetik Tumanyan, and Suren Zobanyan (then 19 years old), accused of the murder of fellow military conscript Artur Mesropyan, were sentenced to prison, where they have been all this time.
14:22, March 04, 2014
Suzy Kocharyan (pictured, right) would've turned 19. "Without my father, mother, what am I needed for? I'm alone, I'm sad…" she wrote on her Facebook page before committing suicide on the first day of spring. Suzy's father, Soghomon (pictured, left), has been in prison for 19 years, serving a life sentence. Her mother, Stella, died 4 years ago from severe suffering and illness.
12:52, February 13, 2014
All this happens easily when the immune system of the nation and society, counteracting foreign norms, is weakened and is unable to fight the "virus" imported from the outside world.
11:03, January 29, 2014
Now I am trying to approach every line I write with more responsibility. It obliges you, when you are entrusted with the task of writing for the press. I'm not a journalist by profession, though I would like to read some guidelines on journalism for beginners.
12:32, January 25, 2014
During my digging around in the Central Court Archive, and after reviewing various military court cases, I come away with the conclusion that rank and file soldiers are meted out the maximum sentences allowed by law for serious offences while their officers are treated much less severely – walking away with one or two years at most.
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