Mother severely beats her children

The 116 Hotline of Armenia’s Human Rights Defender received a report that a woman had regularly beaten her three children.

Representatives of the Ombudsman’s Office immediately answered the call and visited the children. They found one of the children with deep scars that appeared in the result of severe beating.

Considering the fact that the children’s father was dead, the grandmother asked the Ombudsman to assist her in assuming the custody of the two children.  With the help of the Ombudsman’s Office and the Trusteeship Committee, the grandmother took custody of the two children. The third child, who is two years old, will be moved to a boarding kindergarten.

A criminal case has been instated against the woman.