As was reported, on November 20, at the National Assembly hearing were held on the terms and conditions of detention, and in order to prepare for the hearings and get acquainted with the living conditions of prisoners, Committee of the Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs together with the Standing Committee of European integration decided to visit penitential institutions during October.
On November 1, the deputies are going to visit the “Nubarashen” penitentiary, where they plan to meet some of the prisoners. By the way, deputies will decide which prisoners to meet at that moment, because, according to deputies, the visit was not convicted in order to meet them but to get acquainted with their living conditions and possible violations of their rights.
Vice-President of the Standing Committee of the Human Rights and Public Affairs Margaret Yesayan said that she intends to meet ANC opposition activist Tigran Arakelyan and talk with him. According to the information, NA member Alexander Arzumanyan also has such a desire.
“I remind that the purpose of our visit is to study the living conditions of prisoners and detainees in prison, which will be the main topic of the hearing. I do not think that these visits and meetings can be used for PR, because all MPs of the two different factions of the committees are active and caring, and are intended to be useful,” she said.