Prisoner turned to Ombudsman for help

One of the inmates of Nubarashen prison has informed the Armenian Ombudsman that police officers forced him through deception and blackmail to sign the testimony written out by an investigator.

A criminal case has been instituted following Ombudsman’s intervention and based on the report of the prisoner’s report.

Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan appreciates the willingness of the police to help the investigation and the consistent actions of the investigative body, and expect them to conduct a fair and impartial investigation.

The Ombudsman’s Office also advises citizens to call the 116 hotline and report on similar violations.