Expert says there are gaps in criminal law (video)

Following the suicide of an 18-year-old girl, the daughter of life-termer Soghomon Kocharyan, the initiative group dealing with the issues of life-termers addressed a letter to Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan and other relevant bodies.

In the letter, they suggest creating a committee to deal with issues of prisoners serving life sentences in Armenia, says Zaruhi Mradyan, a member of the initiative group.

Edmon Marukyan, a member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee of State Legal Affairs, says there are gaps in the law with regard to life-termers. “Persons sentenced to life do not have a chance of parole,” he stressed.

The MP states that in addition to legal issues, there are also problems connected with legal practice.

Watch the video to know what solutions he offers to fill the gap.