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On April 5, 2019 Lilit Martirosyan, the president of the Right Side NGO, made a speech during the parliamentary hearings on the topic “Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations”, which was followed by insults and hate speech, according to which a transgender person does not have the right to speak in the RA National Assembly. Those statements were accompanied by threats of torture and murder, moreover, Lilit Martirosyan’s personal data and home address were revealed and published in social networks and mass media. This, in turn contributed to the persecution and other criminal activities towards her and other employees of the Right Side NGO, on the basis of discrimination and hate.
As we have mentioned previously, in response to those threats, in October 2019, Lilit Martirosyan applied to the court for a public apology and a demand for compensation in the amount of 1 million AMD for insulting her honor and dignity. However, RA law enforcement authorities refused to open a criminal case, and judicial authorities rejected all complaints, after which a complaint was submitted to the European Court of Human Rights.
On March 7 of this year, the “Right Side” NGO received a notification from the European Court of Human Rights, according to which a corresponding number was given to the application of Lilit Martirosyan against the Republic of Armenia.
March 23, 2023 Armenia, Yerevan