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Advancing Access to Justice for People with Disabilities in Armenia

Expand Artur Hakobyan gives interview to RFE/RL’s Armenian Service: Radio Azatutyun. Screenshot © RFE/RL/Radio Azatutyun A recent decision by Armenia’s highest court promises to advance the right to equal justice for people with disabilities in Armenia. In 2015, Artur Hakobyan, a then 18-year-old military conscript reported that a military commander physically abused him on several occasions during his mandatory service. Hakobyan alleges that on one occasion, the commander dragged him by his ear and hit him in the neck when he refused to water trees on the military base. But after hearing…

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