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Escape Attempt from “Nubarashen” Penitentiary; Charge Pressed against 8 Persons

09.11.2018 12:30

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee significant circumstances of escape attempt from “Nubarashen” penitentiary were found out, the frame of those having committed the alleged crime was clarified.

The call on the escape attempt was received on April 25, 2018. On the same day a criminal case was initiated and in the result of investigatory actions of great volume conducted within the criminal case sufficient data were obtained on the way of the escape attempt, on involvement of 8 persons in it.

Pursuant to preliminary investigation data, on April 25, 2018 at about 15:00 11 detainees and convicted kept in the cell N 008 of the 6th building of “Nubarashen” penitentiary of the RA Ministry of Justice accompanied by junior specialist of security division of the penitentiary went to the walking cell located in the 6th building, as prescribed by law.

At the moment the door of the walking cell was being closed one of the detainees used violence against the person who had accompanied them and forced him into the walking cell, deprived him of opportunity to resist during which another detainee seized the keys of hanging locks as well as those of entrances and cell doors of the building from the inspector.

Not obeying the rules of conduct in penitentiary, the inspector’s calls to stop violence and escape attempt some of the detainees opened the doors of 6 several cells of the 6th building and appealed to foreign detainees to escape with them.

Pursuant to the evidence obtained through the criminal case 8 detainees and convicted, in total, kept in cells N 008 and 009 joined the escape attempt, all of them are foreigners (IRI citizens). Passing through the passages of the basement floor they reached the entrance door of the building N 1, used violence against the employee of security division of penitentiary. However they failed to open the entrance door and escape as the inspectors had called the employees of security division of the penitentiary who arrived in the building N 1 and prevented the escape.

On the base of the evidence obtained through the criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee charge was pressed against 8 persons according to the Point 1 of the Part 2 of the Article 34-355 of RA Criminal Code.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory and procedural actions are conducted to provide the comprehensive, objective and complete investigation, to find out other people’s possible relation to the escape attempt.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 


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