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Armenia: Transgender activist files complaint to European Court of Human Rights

RA citizen Lilit Martirosyan, who is the President of the “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO, delivered a speech during the parliamentary hearings on “National Human Rights Agenda. UN Universal Periodic Review” at the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on April 5, 2019. After her speech, many people began to publicly express hate speech against Lilit Martirosyan and threaten to kill her by noting that being a transgender she had no right to speak in the RA National Assembly.

Lilit Martirosyan submitted a report to the Kentron Investigator’s Office, Chief Investigator’s department of Yerevan, RA Police on April 6, 2019 on the case that after her speech on human rights in the RA National Assembly, the courier of the “SAS” supermarket chain illegally published her personal data, that is, the address of her place of residence on his Facebook page. In particular, the courier of “SAS” supermarket chain, who delivered food to Lilit Martirosyan by her order, seeing that the food was ordered by the latter, published her address on his Facebook page, as well as he expressed his willingness to provide Lilit Martirosyan’s phone number to all who wish.