Mr. Harutyunyan, Director of a company applied to Yerevan AAC and informed about a number of infringements upon him, which included falsification of his signature under tax reports, which resulted especially considerable losses of about 170.000.000 AMD to him as well as to his company.
This crime took place in 2007-2008. Mr. Harutyunyan had applied to the law authorities and court instances. However his applications to initiate criminal procedure were denied. In addition a number of documents including the criminal expert opinion, which stated that Mr. Harutyunyan’s signature had been falsified, were not returned to him for several months.
Mr. Harutyunyan applied to Yerevan AAC. After examining the case Mrs. Anahit Hakobyan, the AAC advocate was involved in the process.
Appeals against the actions of the authorized bodies, which denied the requests to return the expert opinion as well as other documents that prove the criminal act were made to Prosecutor General two times, and after that the documents were returned. Based on these materials the AAC advocate appealed the decision of the investigator of Mashtots Investigation section of Yerevan City Criminal Investigation Department of the RA Police to deny initiation of criminal procedure dated 26 September 2008, as well as the decision of 2010 of the senior investigator of the first unite of investigation department of the RA State Revenue Committee “On Denial to Initiate Criminal Case on the Materials”.
On 12 January 2011, Mr. G. Navasardyan, Head of Property and Economic Crimes Department of Prosecutor’s General Office of the RA denied the appeal against the decision “On Denial to Imitate Criminal Case on the Materials” and noted that lawfulness of the decision was verified in the Prosecutor’s General Office of the RA and that the decision is justified.
The advocate appealed the decision in the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts. However the Court denied the appeal by its decision of 14 February 2011.
Mrs. Hakobyan appealed the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash Administrative Districts in the Criminal Court of Appeal, with request to annul the decision to deny initiating criminal procedure, to oblige to eliminate all infringements of rights and freedoms of Mr. H. Harutyunyan. Criminal Court of Appeal sustained the claim.
Thus, after three years, with assistance and intervening of Yerevan AAC, criminal procedure on Mr. Harutyunyan’s infringed rights was initiated.
Some days later, Mr. Harutyunyan visited Yerevan AAC and handed his letter of gratitude to the staff of the office.
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