ArmInfo. The Armenian parliament at its meeting on April 19 in the first reading made amendments and additions to the Criminal Procedure Code and the package of related laws.
According to RA First Deputy Minister of Justice Artak Asatryan, the package was developed jointly with the office of the ombudsman and is aimed at the realization of human rights. In particular, when transferring a prisoner from one prison to another, the opinion of his relatives and friends should be taken into account in order to ensure communication between them. In addition to short-term meetings, long-term meetings are also provided. The current legislation did not allow for long-term meetings. Prisoners are also scheduled to meet with their children in orphanages. The size of permitted purchases made by prisoners will increase from 30 thousand to 60 thousand drams, which, according to Artak Asatryan, is necessary taking into account inflationary processes. It is also proposed to allow convicts to life imprisonment to stay in the same cell as other prisoners. Currently this right does not apply to them. Prisoners will have the opportunity to have ID cards. The use of sanctions against prisoners on treatment is prohibited until the completion of the treatment process.