person applied for the Human Rights Defender’s support in removing the video on
the crime attributed to him that had been published by the RA Police.
discussion of the complaint, it was revealed that the Police had published a
video entitled “Apartment theft case has been solved: the thief was the
neighbor”. The examination showed that certain statements in the text allow to
identify the person through the presented personal data, and, moreover, may
form biased views on the guilt of the person as an established fact. Besides,
the video does not contain an information on the presumption of innocence and relevant
According to the
person who had addressed the complaint to the Defender, the video published in
2017 formed a public opinion on his guilt as of an established fact while it
had not been proven in the prescribed manner, by a court decision entered into
The video was
removed from the Internet as a result of the cooperation with the RA Police.