Update on Narek Malyan’s case

On October 10, 2019, Lilit Martirosyan, Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO’s Founder and President, submitted a report to the RA Prosecutor General on Narek Malyan’s publication on “Cuban Citizens Suffering from AIDS”, which was sent to the Yerevan City Police Department.

The Yerevan City Police Department had addressed the report to the Central Police Department, where the case had not been processed for a long time, and then on February 10, 2020, a letter was received from the Central Police Department stating that the report had been previously attached to another organization’s report with a similar content.

Thus, on February 17, 2020, the Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO decided to appeal the inaction of the Central Police Department to the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Armenia. Accordingly, the Central Police Department must decide whether to institute a criminal case, or to reject the criminal case or report it to the subordinate.

We should recall that we were informed from the article “14 transgender people from Cuba are infected with AIDS, says Malyan; what does the Migration Service say?” published on October 14, 2019, at 15:57 in the Aysor.am website that Narek Malyan, the initiator of the VETO movement assured that this information on transgenders in Armenia was official.

Malyan wrote on his Facebook page that “14 pieces of transgender people from Cuba are AIDS infected. This information is from official sources, you can share. There are 16 pieces in total, 14 of them are infected with AIDS. Besides, one of them was working in a bakery.”

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