Judges and courts violate several people's rights to freedom and people find themselves in jail, said lawyer Lusine Sahakyan said during a press conference today.
"This hurts the government and taxpayers because when a person is deprived of liberty, the government makes expenditures. When the person is in prison and later, when the European Court views the verdict as a violation, the government pays certain amounts of money," said Lusine Sahakyan.
The lawyer doesn't accept the cases when the court sentences a person to jail without any evidence obtained. Lusine Sahakyan says imprisonment should be applied only in special cases.
"The Court of Appeals established certain precedents that clearly defined that it was inadmissible to select imprisonment as a measure of restraint against a person without any facts or grounds," said the lawyer.
According to her, in the past couple of years, judges haven't been brought to justice for their illegal acts.
"Since lawyers aren't brought to justice, they are independent and don't even present demands from those who demand from them," said Lusine Sahakyan.
Lawyer Yervand Varosyan sees no grounds for the view that the judge is constrained when he is brought to justice.
"Bringing judges to justice won't make them feel less independent, but will help them be more independent," said lawyer Yervand Varosyan.