L.G. was a witness in a murder investigation. His death in police custody provoked an outcry among Armenian civil society.
The Helsinki Committee of Armenia is a human rights NGO. One year after L.G.’s death, it informed the authorities that it intended to hold a commemorative march in Yerevan. The mayor banned the march, citing national security reasons. The NGO was not told about the ban and was prevented from holding the march by police.
The NGO argued that the ban had violated its right to hold public demonstrations.